COVID-19: Health officials announce 50 new cases, one new death

Henrietta Strickland
August 1, 2020

"The outbreak is limited to Dania Home, which is not connected to the other two facilities", says a release from Fraser Health.

The province confirmed 50 new cases of the virus, along with one new death at the Holy Family Hospital long-term care home in Vancouver.

"We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic", they said.

Cases now total 3,641, with a recovery rate of 87 per cent.

Dania Home is a two-storey long-term care home with 102 beds.

Five of the new cases were epidemiologically linked.

There are now two long-term care facilities and one acute care facility with active COVID-19 outbreaks in B.C.

A staff member at a long-term care home in Burnaby has tested positive for COVID-19, Fraser Health announced Friday.

The home is one of three facilities on the Dania Care society's care campus, which also has assisted living and independent living buildings.

There are no new community outbreaks, and public health officials are monitoring outbreaks in Haida Gwaii and at a Fraser Valley fruit packing plant.

Those precautions include keeping groups small, using "layers of protection" and ensuring there is enough space for people to maintain physical distance from each other, Henry and Dix said.

Dix and Henry urged residents to socialize safely this weekend, and directed people to Dr. Bonnie Henry's Good Times Guide on the government of British Columbia website. The death was in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, bringing the province's death toll to 195.

There have also been 63 cases identified in B.C. involving people who reside outside of Canada.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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