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Daily case count low as kids return to school

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:58 PDT, Tue June 2, 2020

BC health officials updated the weekend case count yesterday as many kids across the province returned to school for the first time since March.

Between Saturday and yesterday, there were 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for a total of 2,597 in BC.

There was one new COVID-19 related death, the 165th in the province since the pandemic began.

There were no new health-care facility outbreaks, and one outbreak was declared over. In total, 12 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care unit have active outbreaks.

Public health teams continue to provide support for community outbreaks at federal corrections facilities, the processing facilities in the poultry sector and for individuals connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix also applauded British Columbians for speaking out against racism peacefully. They encouraged peaceful demonstration that respects pandemic safety measures, reminding people that the maximum allowed gathering size is 50 people—and physical distancing must be observed.

They thanked BC 211 volunteers and recognized the beginning of Seniors Week in BC.

Many significant Phase 2 activities were reopened yesterday, including K-12 schools, transit systems and camping in provincial parks. 

“Fewer faces and bigger spaces” continues to be the advice to British Columbians.

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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