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BC reports 46 new cases of COVID-19, declares outbreak at Okanagan cherry plant over

Health officials are confirming 46 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the past 24-hours.

That brings the total number of active cases in BC to 472, with eight people in hospital, five of whom are in intensive care.

There has yet to be a death related to the virus in August, with the last reported death being on July 31.

“There are no new community outbreaks. The Krazy Cherry Fruit. Co. outbreak in the Interior Health region has been declared over,” states Tuesday’s press release.

“However, there continue to be community exposure events; including ones in Vancouver Coastal Health and Interior Health, and on flights into and out of British Columbia."

Earlier on Tuesday, education minister Rob Fleming said masks will play a "significant role" in public schools this fall, but will not be mandatory.

The start of the school year will be pushed back from Sept. 8 for students, however, it has yet to be determined when kids will be in class.



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