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New COVID-19 cases climb in B.C. while deaths decline (HFH)

No new deaths from COVID-19 for nearly a week: B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and public health officer Bonnie Henry (Photo credit: North Shore news)
New cases in July similar to early April, but fewer British Columbians are sick, dying

In terms of daily new COVID-19 cases, B.C. was pretty much back in July to where it was in late March and early April, according to BC Centre for Disease Control data.

On the other hand, testing was also up in July, and the relatively low hospitalizations and deaths in recent days suggest that a lot of the newer cases are among young people, who may not even get sick from the virus or who may escape with non-life threatening illness.

There are currently three long-term care facilities with active cases of COVID-19 — Dania Home, Maple Ridge Seniors Village and Holy Family Hospital.

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