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Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

"Today, we are announcing 18 new cases, for a total of 3,008 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 162 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,660 people who tested positive have recovered.

"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 17 individuals are hospitalized, three of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

"Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,018 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,589 in the Fraser Health region, 133 in the Island Health region, 203 in the Interior Health region and 65 in the Northern Health region.

"There have been three new COVID-19 related deaths in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 186 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks and the outbreak at Tabor Home has been declared over. In total, two long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility have active outbreaks.

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Interior Health

Since the beginning of July, the Interior Health Authority has recorded three new positive COVID-19 cases. That takes the total cases to date to 203.

All three of the new cases this week have been women, however, more men have contracted the virus throughout the pandemic.

Along with the three new cases reported, three people have fully recovered, keeping the active case number for the region at two.

There continue to be no Interior Health patients in hospital due to COVID-19 and the regional death toll remains at two.

The most affected age range continues to be 30-39 with 47 total cases.

Full statistics can be found - http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data

 

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PSS Rebels

Professional sports teams, like the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians, have recently come under the microscope for their nicknames, with both franchises promising to conduct a review.

Now locally, the Princeton Secondary Rebels are no more.

School District 58 Board Chair Gordon Comeau joined Q101 to discuss how the change came about at the high school.

“The administrators at the school were going through several things and they came across a number of items and pictures of previous logos that were linked to the confederacy, including the confederate flag on one uniform,” said Comeau.

“Looking at the fact that they haven’t used a lot of these logos in years, and we know that these kids don’t have that relationship to the confederacy. It was time to look at changing that and giving them a name that they can associate with that reflects their community,” added Comeau.

With the Rebel name officially dropped, the students of PSS along with staff and advisory groups will conduct the process of selecting a new name come September.

 

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The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.

"We're starting to see some restrictions lifting, but there are measures we need to keep in place to continue battling COVID-19," said Premier John Horgan. "We will continue to take the necessary steps to make sure British Columbians are safe and that the most vulnerable people are protected, while experts work to find a treatment or vaccine."

The state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on July 21, 2020. This will allow government to continue to take the necessary steps to keep British Columbians safe while measures that would allow the state of emergency to be lifted seek legislative approval.

"We've made a commitment to British Columbians to do all that we can to keep COVID-19 at bay," Farnworth said. "The extension of the state of emergency will allow us to keep orders in place to ensure public safety until measures are in place to transition out of the state of emergency."

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Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

"Today, we are announcing 12 new cases, including one epidemiologically (epi) linked case, for a total of 2,990 cases in British Columbia. 'Epi-linked' means that public health investigations have shown that cases meet the case definition for COVID-19 but may not have been tested for a number of reasons. In future reports, new tested and epi-linked cases will be included as one number.

"There are 162 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,645 people who tested positive have recovered.

"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 16 individuals are hospitalized, four of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

"Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,013 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,576 in the Fraser Health region, 133 in the Island Health region, 203 in the Interior Health region and 65 in the Northern Health region.

"There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 183 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks and the outbreak at Tabor Home has now been declared over. In total, two long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute care facility have active outbreaks.

"While there are no active community outbreaks in B.C., new cases and community exposure events continue to occur in the community.

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