COVID-19 Update: July 17, 2020

28 new cases in BC (total: 3198; Δ 0.9%)
1032 VCH (prev: 1028; Δ 4; 0.4%; 32.3% of all)
1676 FHA (prev: 1667; Δ 9; 0.5%; 52.4% of all)
235 IHA (prev: 223; Δ 12; 5.4%; 7.3% of all)
136 VIHA (prev: 136; Δ 0; 0.0%; 4.3% of all)
68 NHA (prev: 65; Δ 3; 4.6%; 2.1% of all)
51 Outside Canada (prev: 51; Δ 0; 0.0%; 1.6% of all)
Total Active Cases: 207; 6.5% of total
Δ 15 (0.4%)

18 Hospitalized (prev: 15; Δ 3; 20.0%; 0.6% of total)
2 ICU (prev: 3; Δ -1; -33.3%; 0.1% of total)
2802 recovered (prev: 2789; Δ 13; 0.5%; 87.6% of total)
189 deaths to date (prev: 189; Δ 0; 0.0%; 5.9% of total)
Recovery Rate: 87.6% Δ -0.4%


There is a new healthcare outbreak in the Neo-natal intensive care unit at St Paul Hospital in Vancouver BC. Individuals are isolated and contact tracing is being done by Vancouver Coastal Health.

401 residents and 250 staff have been affected by health-care outbreaks to date.

There are 4 identified cases associated with Krazy Cherry Farm in Oliver, BC.

There is 1 identified case in the Site C case in Northern BC – an individual from Alberta so Alberta Health Services will conduct the tests.

Vancouver Coastal Health has identified exposure at the Sandman Hotel on Davie St in Vancouver between July 7 and 16. That is part of an on-going investigation by VCH.

35 cases associated with Kelowna outbreaks starting from Canada Day. These cases are individuals in their 20s and 30s. Bonnie Henry is in communications with MLA Norm Letnick, Mayor of Kelowna, CEO of Interior Health and the Medical Health Officer for Interior Health to come up with a plan so that people can enjoy their summer.

Contact Tracing

Bonnie Henry would remind individuals that they have an obligation to their guests if they are hosting an event. If you are hosting a party, designate someone as the contact information keeper so that it will help health authorities with contact tracing.

If you are going to a party this weekend, do it responsibly. Stay safe and enjoy the summer.

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