Provincial Health Officer Update from Dr. Bonnie Henry & Health Minister Adrian Dix for July 16th, 2020:
- 21 cases in the last 24 hours
- 3170 total test positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic
- 1028 total cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health Region, which is the region where Musqueam resides
- 192 total ‘Active Cases’ around the province (meaning not associated with the healthcare outbreaks, and around the communities across BC).
Since Canada Day, there have been notifications of multiple exposures released by the PHO and Public Health contact tracers, including various locations in downtown Vancouver, including a 7-11 and night clubs. Also released today: there are 9 cases associated with the Kelowna exposures that have relocated back to the Vancouver Coastal Region. Dr. Henry voiced concern that there is an increase in cases appearing in community versus in the beginning of the pandemic where most were associated with the long term care facilities.
*This serves as an important reminder to community members*
Being in Phase III means that more people are moving about the province and more activities have opened up once again (like travelling within BC, camping, pools, restaurants), which poses a risk of being exposed to the virus. Some key reminders to remain safe:
- Wash your hands and maintain at least two metre physical distance – this is the best method for your protection
- Wear a mask or facial covering in areas where physical distancing cannot be achieved
- Stay home if you are feeling ANY cold/flu symptoms, even if they are mild (cough, runny nose, fever, fatigue…etc…)
- Be mindful of who you include in your social bubble, especially if you have someone vulnerable in your family (immunocompromised, someone with chronic health conditions…)
Be Kind | Be Calm | Be Safe