B.C. launches 'Dr. Bonnie Henry's Good Times Guide'

New B.C. coronavirus cases surge to 50 ahead of long weekend

50 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C, 1 new case in Island Health

Five people remained in hospital Friday, two of them in critical care, and 278 cases remain active.

They also announced a new outbreak at a long-term care home in the Fraser Health Region: Dania Home in Burnaby.

Of the cases notified today, 77% are under 45 years of age and 50% concern people aged between 25 and 44.

The online guide, called "Dr. Bonnie Henry's Good Times Guide", features a colourful, cartoon version of B.C.'s provincial health officer, and offers tips on how to avoid catching or spreading COVID-19. The person who died was a resident of the Vancouver Coastal Health region, the officials said.

There have now been a total of 3,641 confirmed cases and 195 deaths from COVID-19 in B.C. An outbreak on Haida Gwaii was declared by Northern Health on July 24.

The province confirmed 50 new cases of the virus, along with one new death at the Holy Family Hospital long-term care home in Vancouver.

On Friday, the province released a website titled "Dr. Bonnie Henry's Good Times Guide", aimed at helping people recreate in a safe manner during the pandemic.

85 new cases of the virus have been confirmed, 11 of those in Clare, with the National Public Health Emergency Team saying this evening's figures will be crucial in assessing if further action is needed.

"This weekend, let's play safe and stay safe while COVID-19 remains in our communities".

There have also been 63 cases identified in B.C. involving people who reside outside of Canada. "We can make this B.C. Day holiday weekend one where we find the right balance: having those important social connections with our friends and family, while taking precautions to protect ourselves and those around us".

"Let's socialize safely by keeping our groups small, using the layers of protection and giving everyone enough space to stay safe, whether at a backyard barbecue, on a friend's boat or enjoying a nearby park", continued the statement.

Harvey Updyke, who poisoned trees in Toomer's Corner, dies at 71
Australia’s government to back Victoria’s strict coronavirus lockdown