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COVID-19 infections in B.C. exceed (PHC HFH)

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Province records 18 new cases, three deaths in past 24 hours

B.C. passed the 3,000 mark for COVID-19 infections on July 8, as the BC Centre for Disease Control recorded 18 new cases, making the total 3,008.

Given that B.C. has an estimated population of about 5,190,000 people, that translates into one case for every 1,735 residents, or 0.579 people per 1,000 residents. That compares with Washington State’s estimated population of 7,615,000 people and 37,491 cases, for about one case of COVID-19 for every 203 people, or 4.92 people per 1,000 residents.

Two seniors’ long-term care facilities have active outbreaks: Holy Family Hospital long-term care facility and Maple Hill long-term care facility. There also remains an outbreak at Mission Memorial Hospital, which spawned the outbreaks at Tabor and at Maple Hill, when infected patients were transferred to those homes from the hospital. The outbreak at the Tabor long-term care home was declared over on July 7.

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