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Only a handful of new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C.

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
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June 26, 2020 - 3:15 PM

As B.C. continues to ease its COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the number of new cases reported remains low.

There were 10 new cases of COVID-19 added to B.C.’s total which now stands at 2,878 people who have tested positive for the disease, but one of those was added due to a mathematical correction, according to a Ministry of Health media release issued today, June 26.

There are no new cases in the Interior Health region, leaving that total at 199.

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There has been one new COVID-19 related death in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 174 deaths in B.C., the release stated.

There have now been 2,545 people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 with 159 cases still active and 17 people in hospital, five of whom are in intensive care.

Fraser Health continues to have the highest number of confirmed cases at 1,514 followed by Vancouver Coastal with 969. There have been 131 cases in Island Health and 65 in the Northern Health region.

There have been no new community outbreaks.


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