COVID-19 update for Aug. 5: Here’s the latest on coronavirus in B.C.

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“This change responds to a request from private retailers as they continue to follow the mandates of the provincial health officer,” Eby said.”It supports public health and safety by reducing the amount of time customers need to spend in stores and allows them to remain physically distanced from employees and each other.”

8 a.m. – Three screening officers at YVR test positive

Three screening officers at Vancouver International Airport have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority confirmed the cases in an email Wednesday.

12 a.m. –Health officials report 146 new cases over past four days and no deaths

There have been 146 cases of COVID-19 reported in British Columbia over the past four days and no deaths.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were now 319 active cases of the disease in B.C., with eight of those cases in hospital including four in intensive care.

Henry said there were three active outbreaks in health-care settings, including a new one at the Maple Ridge Seniors Village.

There are no new community facility outbreaks, but the caseload at the Fraser Valley Packers outbreak is now 74.

Henry said the 146 new cases were not surprising, given that people were socializing more.

The new cases are related to parties, both indoors and outdoors, workplaces and from domestic travel.


Here are a number of information and landing pages for COVID-19 from various health and government agencies.

• B.C. COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

• Vancouver Coastal Health – Information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

• HealthLink B.C. – Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page

• B.C. Centre for Disease Control – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

• Government of Canada – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

• World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

–with files from The Canadian Press

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