VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Entering the first weekend when travel is being encouraged within B.C.. the province recorded 10 more cases of COVID-19, as well as another death.
The latter is the 174th in B.C. since the start of the pandemic, and occurred in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.
The new cases — all in the Fraser Health region — bring the total in the province to 2,878, with a recovery rate of 88 per cent.
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Of 159 active cases, 17 people are in hospital, two more than yesterday, including five who are in intensive care.
The province reported no new outbreaks, while the one at Nicola Lodge — a long-term care facility in Port Coquitlam– has been declared over.
In total, five long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility have active outbreaks.
Cases by health region since the start of the pandemic: 969 in Vancouver Coastal; 1,514 in Fraser; 131 in Island; 199 in Interior; and 65 in Northern.
Earlier Friday, the First Nations Health Authority shared the latest data on COVID-19 among First Nations people in B.C., with 86 First Nations individuals having tested positive for COVID-19 through June 14.
“The low impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous peoples in B.C. that we have seen so far is a result of ongoing collaboration and an unwavering commitment by community and health leaders to put appropriate measures in place to protect communities,” says a joint statement from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrain Dix.
“The enhanced measures and additional support that are now in place, especially for rural and remote communities, will help to keep everyone safe until an effective treatment or vaccine is available.”