A challenge of Newfoundland and Labrador's COVID-19 travel ban is scheduled to be heard before the province's supreme court beginning today. In total, three long-term care or assisted-living facilities have active outbreaks.
There are now 310 active cases in the province, with eight people in hospital as a result, and four of these in intensive care.
There have been no new deaths from the virus in the past day for a total of 195 while a total of 3,273 have recovered.
There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks.
"This was not unexpected", said Henry of the large number of new cases. California, Florida and Texas collectively accounted for almost 180,000 of the new cases, though new infections were lower in all three states compared to the previous week.
"We need to make sure these cases don't result in a dramatic uptick."-Dr". She also encouraged all British Columbians to visit with friends in a safe way.
"While it (COVID-19) remains in B.C. we need to keep transmission low and slow", said Henry.
"Coming together for summer weekend activities is when many people can be inadvertently exposed to the virus", the provincial health officer said. "We knew that events that had happened in the previous couple of weeks would lead to more people who had been exposed developing illness", explains Dr. Henry.
A total of 65 people who reside outside of Canada have tested positive for COVID-19 in B.C.
Peel Region reported 26 cases over the past two days, while Toronto 32 cases and York Region reported 8.
On the recovery side 3,273 of the confirmed cases are now considered fully recovered.