Another COVID-free day for Vancouver Island, 47 new cases across BC

Three Vancouver Police officers test positive for COVID-19 after breaking up '100+ person party'

Several Vancouver police officers have tested positive for COVID-19 after being called to an "out of control" party, according to their union.

Of 371 active cases, 11 people remain in hospital, including five in critical care.

Health officials in British Columbia say private parties are contributing to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Dr. Henry says that she understands the concerns many parents across the province may have when it comes to having to send their kids back to school in the fall, however, says that it is essential for students. "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 have been a number of the 10 crewmembers who have tested positive", said Henry, adding that the Fraser Health authority and Transport Canada and following up with those who have tested positive and their contacts.

"It's always a good day in B.C. when no one has passed away from COVID-19 and we've now had, I believe, six of those days in a row", said Health Minister Adrian Dix.

There are two new healthcare outbreaks in the province in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, leaving a total of five outbreaks in healthcare.


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

The BC Centre for Disease Control says passengers on a Delta flight on July 29 from Seattle to Vancouver and a flight from San Francisco to Vancouver on August 1 may be at risk.

"We can open our schools safely", Henry said.

Total cases are up to 3,881.

The provincial death toll from COVID-19 remains at 195.

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