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B.C. hit with 50 new COVID-19 cases, highest one-day total since April 28

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
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July 31, 2020 - 3:30 PM

The last 24 hours has been one of the worst days in B.C. for new COVID-19 cases since the height of the pandemic in March and April with 50 new cases.

It's the highest since April 28, 2020.

That brings the total number of cases in B.C. to 3,641, according to a joint statement from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. That prompted them to urge people to be extra cautious this coming long weekend.

"We can make this B.C. Day holiday weekend one where we find the right balance: having those important social connections with our friends and family, while taking precautions to protect ourselves and those around us,” the statement reads. "Let's socialize safely by keeping our groups small, using the layers of protection and giving everyone enough space to stay safe, whether at a backyard barbecue, on a friend's boat or enjoying a nearby park.”

It also promotes a “good times guide.”

"It is our playbook for how to have fun and to keep each other safe and healthy,” the release states.

The good news is that there are only five people in hospital with COVID-19 but two are in intensive care and one more person has died, bringing the total to 195.

There have been 1,889 cases in the Fraser Health region, 1,088 in Vancouver Coastal, 369 in Interior Health – an increase of nine with most of those in the Kelowna area – 144 on Vancouver Island, 88 in the North and 63 non-residents.

READ MORE: Nine new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health since yesterday

There are 278 active cases and 3,168 people have recovered.

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