Coronavirus: B.C. reports 28 new cases of COVID-19, outbreak in neonatal care unit | FULL

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by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2020684 Views

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British Columbia reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the highest single-day total since May 8.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also provided information on new COVID-19 outbreaks at the Site C Dam and St. Paul’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Babies, parents, families and health care workers were exposed in the incident.

Henry said one infant has tested positive for the coronavirus, but is not showing symptoms. No one who was exposed is showing severe symptoms.

“Contact tracing is ongoing to understand how the virus was introduced into people in the NICU, and Vancouver Coastal Health is investigating with St. Paul’s and the staff there to ensure we have identified everybody,” said Henry.

B.C. reported no new deaths on Friday, but active cases in the province rose to 207.

In total, B.C. has recorded 3,198 cases of the virus, 17 of them epi-linked. Of those, 2,802 have recovered.

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