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B.C. sees first week of no COVID-19 deaths since initial one in March

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Jul 4, 2020 at 4:45 pm PDT

FILE - Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Courtesy B.C. Government)
Summary

The province reported no deaths for the seventh straight day

COVID-19 cases overall in B.C. number 2,790, with a recovery rate around 88 per cent

Of 178 active cases in B.C., 11 people remain in hospital, including six in intensive care

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — B.C. has seen its first week of no COVID-19 deaths since it started recording fatalities back on Mar. 9.

There were seven new COVID-19 cases Friday, but the death toll remains at 168.

Cases overall number 2,790, with a recovery rate around 88 per cent.

No new facility outbreaks were noted.

“In total, six long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute care facility have active outbreaks,” says a release from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

Active cases are down to 178 in B.C. from 190 the day before, while 11 people remain in hospital, including six in intensive care.

Cases by health region, since the start of the pandemic: 952 in Vancouver Coastal; 1,446 Fraser; 130 on the Island; 197 in the Interior; and 65 in Northern.