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62 new COVID-19 cases over weekend in B.C., two more deaths

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Jul 14, 2020 at 12:03 am PDT

FILE - Health Minister Adrian Dix. (Courtesy B.C. Government, Flickr)
Summary

B.C. recorded 62 new COVID-19 cases over the past three days, including two at a fruit farm in Oliver

Interior Health has issued an isolation order for Krazy Cherry Fruit Co. in Oliver

The two deaths happened in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 189 in B.C.

VICTORIA (NEWS (1130) — B.C. recorded 62 new COVID-19 cases over the past three days, including two at a fruit farm in Oliver, as well as two more deaths.

Of the two cases at the Krazy Cherry Fruit Co., one involves a worker there.

“Interior Health has issued an isolation order for Krazy Cherry Fruit Co. in Oliver due to two positive COVID-19 cases associated with this farm,” says a release from Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

“Public health teams are monitoring the situation closely and have placed restrictions on those living and working on the farm to limit the potential for further transmission.”

Interior Health has also issued an alert for a COVID-19 exposure in the Kelowna downtown and waterfront areas between June 25 and July 9.

“Anyone who was at the Discovery Bay Resort from July 1 to 5 and Boyce Gyro Beach Lodge on July 1 is directed to self-isolate. Anyone who was at Cactus Club on Water Street from July 3 to 6 and Pace Spin Studio on July 2, 4, 5, 7 to 9 is asked to monitor themselves and contact public health immediately to arrange to get tested should symptoms develop.”

Meanwhile, the new deaths happened in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 189 in B.C.

As for the new cases, 21 were recorded from Friday to Saturday, followed by 20 for the next reporting period, and 21 for the one ending Monday.

The new cases follow four straight days of increases, including 25 on Friday.

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To date, B.C. has recorded 3,115 cases. Of 208 active cases, 14 people remain in hospital, including five in intensive care.

Active outbreaks remain at two long-term care or assisted-living facilities — Holy Family Hospital in Vancouver and Maple Hill in Langley — and one acute-care ward.

Health officials reminded British Columbians that COVID-19 symptoms can be mild, making it easy to spread the virus.

“Spending an extended period of time, even an evening together with a large number of people in an enclosed space, increases the likelihood that you will be exposed to someone with COVID-19. As much as possible, British Columbians are asked to avoid closed spaces, crowds and close contact with others,” they say.

“While the provincial health officer’s order is for no more than 50 people at any gathering, fewer faces and bigger spaces is our guide to move forward. This is important to remember when attending private parties, which tend to be indoors, gathering people from a variety of places.”

Cases by health region since the start of the pandemic: 1,012 in Vancouver Coastal; 1,643 in Fraser; 135 in Island; 209 in Interior; 65 in Northern; and 51 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.