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BC reports 549 cases of Covid-19, five deaths since Friday

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Leitrim has recorded 47 new cases in the last 14 days as of midnight on July 13 which equates to a 146.7 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 population.

There have been an additional ten new cases of Covid-19 in the Northern Health region, bringing the total to 341.

Over that same time period, five COVID-19 related deaths were confirmed, three being in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and two in the Fraser Health region. The current average of 19.57 new cases per day is down from a high of 46 cases per day in early September, when the University of Kansas conducted widespread tests of students and staff, and up from a recent low of nine cases per day in early August. There were no new community outbreaks reported over the weekend though public exposures continue to occur. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

1,496 cases are considered active across the province, of those 84 people are in hospital, and of the 84, 24 are in ICU.

Further data, including sorting cases by ZIP code, race and ethnicity, can be found on Clark County Public Health's COVID-19 website. Henry said it's important for everyone to be physically active.

"The more time we spend with others in one area means we have to be careful about spending less time in another area".

"The backlog has now been cleared and we are working to keep it that way", she said.

"There are many different things that we still don't know about immunity yet, so we don't know if you have to have a certain level of antibodies to have longer-lasting protections, but those are all things under active study right now", Henry added.

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