BC records biggest daily jump in new COVID-19 cases since April

Dr. Bonnie Henry

Dr. Bonnie Henry

The news comes the same week that BC health officials said a recent party that occurred in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region resulted in more than 40 individuals testing positive for COVID-19. Eleven of those are now hospitalized, with four patients requiring intensive care.

Three officers with the Vancouver Police Department have tested positive for COVID-19, after reportedly breaking up a party of 100-plus people.

No new deaths were reported Thursday.

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"Obviously they are higher than I would like them to be", Henry said of the current case numbers. "But we know where these transmission events are happening and overall the transmission we have seen across B.C.is low and that is because of the measures we have taken". There are 10 cases among crew members of a USA -registered marine vessel and there is an exposure event at Lions Bay Beach Park.

The 20-to-29-year-old age group's proportion of the total population in Fraser Health, which covers municipalities from Burnaby to Hope and to White Rock, is almost twice that of Vancouver Coastal, which includes Vancouver, Richmond, the North Shore and Sunshine Coast.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said on Tuesday that the lack of contact information public health officials get from airlines "would shock you".

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She says British Columbians have adapted their activities and have helped to minimize transmission across the province.

There have also been 69 cases involving people who live outside of Canada.

Epi-linked means the person was never tested but is presumed to have the virus because they developed symptoms and were close contacts of a confirmed case. Check back for updates.

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