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COVID-19 cases continue to rise in B.C Interior Health region

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
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August 05, 2020 - 4:19 PM

There have been 47 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. in the last 24 hours, including seven more in the Interior Health region.

"As COVID-19 remains in our communities, so does the anxiety and stress that comes with the uncertainty, the increased isolation and the need to take precautions in everything we do,” states a joint news release issued today, Aug. 5, by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix.

"Younger people, in particular, may not fully understand why many of the activities they normally enjoy are no longer available, look different and require us to interact with each other in new ways.

"We remind people to take the time to check in with your friends, family and neighbours, young and old, to provide a mental health boost and to ensure they have the support we all need - especially for those who may be self-isolating."

There were no new deaths over the last 24 hours, leaving the B.C. total at 195 but there are now nine people in hospital with six in intensive care. That’s up from five in hospital last week.

To date, there have been 3,834 people in B.C. who have tested positive for COVID-19, including 2,015 in the Fraser Health region, 1,132 in Vancouver Coastal, 384 in Interior Health, 146 on Vancouver Island, 91 in the North and 66 people who live outside of Canada.

There are now 351 active cases of COVID-19 and 3,288 people have recovered.

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