BC records biggest daily jump in new COVID-19 cases since April

Marco Green
August 10, 2020

There are a total of 3,934 cases in the province, although 3,353 people who tested positive have recovered.

Health officials in British Columbia have recorded the biggest daily jump in new cases since April.

Several of the cases are tied to small gatherings, travel and workplace exposures, she said. As of Thursday, 371 cases are considered active across B.C., an increase of over 100 from last week.

There are now 386 active cases in B.C., the highest number since mid-May.

"It's always a good day in B.C. when no one has passed away from COVID-19 and we've now had, I believe, six of those days in a row", said Health Minister Adrian Dix.

Of the new cases, one case is epidemiologically-linked, meaning a person who was never tested but were presumed to have COVID-19 because they developed symptoms and were close contacts of a laboratory-confirmed case.

The 20-to-29-year-old age group's proportion of the total population in Fraser Health, which covers municipalities from Burnaby to Hope and to White Rock, is almost twice that of Vancouver Coastal, which includes Vancouver, Richmond, the North Shore and Sunshine Coast. Anyone who was at the park between July 26 and July 31 is asked to limit their time with others, monitor for symptoms and contact 811 to get tested if symptoms appear.

Dr. Bonnie Henry says the cost of keeping schools closed is too high and they can be opened safely.

She says there will be measures to reduce risk of transmission in schools.

Elsewhere in the province, there have been 385 cases in Interior Health, 146 in Island Health and 93 in Northern Health.

There have also been 69 cases involving people who live outside of Canada.

Total cases are up to 3,881.

This is a developing story.

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