B.C. launches 'Dr. Bonnie Henry's Good Times Guide'

New B.C. coronavirus cases surge to 50 ahead of long weekend

"Don't get stuck in self-isolation for 14 days, or worse - get sick, because you shared beers at a party or made out with someone with COVID-19", reads the guide, which also cautions that it's not the time to "pass around drinks, smokes, tokes and vapes". We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There have now been a total of 3,641 confirmed cases and 195 deaths from COVID-19 in B.C.

People are being urged to exercise extreme caution this bank holiday weekend, to try stop the spread of Covid-19.

The province confirmed 50 new cases of the virus, along with one new death at the Holy Family Hospital long-term care home in Vancouver.

"Of the total COVID-19 cases, five individuals are hospitalized, two of whom are in intensive care".

The statement from Henry and Dix did not indicate how many cases were associated with the Dania Home outbreak or how the virus was introduced to the facility.

According to Fraser Health, the staff member "worked in one contained unit" and did not work in other areas.

Dix and Henry said there have been no new community outbreaks over the last 24 hours. Public health teams continue to support the active outbreaks on Haida Gwaii and at Fraser Valley Packers Inc.

The latter outbreak prompted the provincial government to announce Thursday that it would restrict non-resident travel to the archipelago.

"This weekend, let's play safe and stay safe while COVID-19 remains in our communities", she said in a release.

A new, good times guide, can be found on the government's website for anyone looking for tips on how to stay safe while being social amidst a pandemic. Of the 50 new cases, five cases are epidemiologically-linked, meaning people who were never tested but were presumed to have COVID-19 because they developed symptoms and were close contacts of a laboratory-confirmed case.



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