B.C. reports 26 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths over three-day period

During her daily press briefing Monday, June 29, Dr. Bonnie Henry reports an additional 26 new cases of novel coronavirus over a 72-hour period, including cases related to a Vancouver adult entertainment club.

Health officials on Monday reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. over the past three days and no new deaths.

Ten cases were from Friday to Saturday, 14 were from Saturday to Sunday, and two were from Sunday to Monday.

There are 2,904 confirmed cases of the disease in the province. Of those, 2,577 patients have fully recovered, or about 89 per cent.

B.C. now has just 153 active cases. Eighteen patients are in hospital, with five of them in intensive care.

The province’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 174.

Over the weekend, Vancouver Coastal Health notified the public of possible COVID-19 exposure at a Vancouver strip club.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said three people who were in Brandi’s Exotic Show Lounge on Hornby Street between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. from June 21 to June 24 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Anyone who attended Brandi’s during those hours should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days.

Henry says contact tracing is underway in relation to the exposure event and “several close contacts are in isolation.”

Henry also says she’s concerned that Canadian airlines are ending physical distancing rules on flights.

Health Minister Adrian Dix says airlines are the responsibility of Transport Canada and he’s waiting to hear an explanation from the federal agency for allowing the change.

— With files from Simon Little and the Canadian Press

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