B.C. reports 13 new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths

Health officials on Tuesday reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and no new deaths.

There are 3,128 confirmed cases of the disease in the province. Of those, 2,730 patients have fully recovered, or about 87 per cent. B.C. now has 209 active cases.

1:57Kelowna’s COVID-19 community exposure linked to young people partying at resorts

Kelowna’s COVID-19 community exposure linked to young people partying at resorts

The number of patients in hospital is unchanged at 14, with five of them in intensive care.

The province’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 189.

Tuesday’s COVID-19 numbers come after the province recorded 20 or more cases of the disease for five straight days.

On Monday, the province reported 62 cases of the disease over a three-day span. On Friday, health officials reported 25 COVID-19 cases, the most since May 8. Twenty cases were reported on Thursday.

3:00B.C. health officials use contract tracing in Kelowna COVID-19 outbreak

B.C. health officials use contract tracing in Kelowna COVID-19 outbreak

British Columbia’s health minister said Monday that several COVID-19 exposures linked to the city of Kelowna are believed to stem from private parties held by people in their 20s and 30s.

Adrian Dix said the cases involved people from three different regions of B.C. and serve as a reminder of the risks posed by private gatherings.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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