British Columbia health officials have reported 13 new known cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths in the province, as of Tuesday afternoon.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said these new cases bring the total number of recorded cases in the province to 3,128.
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By specific health region, there are 1,015 known cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,649 in Fraser Health, 135 on Vancouver Island, 212 in Interior Health, 65 in Northern Health, as well as 52 people who live outside of the country.
There were no new community or healthcare outbreaks to report, according to Dr. Henry, though there are two long-term care and one acute care outbreak that are ongoing.
Within the healthcare outbreaks, there has been an increase of three cases with 399 residents testing positive alongside 252 staff. There have also been no new community exposure events.
The province is currently seeing 209 active cases, of whom 14 are in hospital and five in the ICU.
A total of 2,730 cases are now considered fully recovered in the province.
“With every increase in our activity, the potential for COVID-19 transmission increases as well,” Dr. Henry said during the briefing. “We’ve known that as we’ve restarted over the phrased approach that we’ve taken over the past few months.
“The increase in COVID-19 cases is evidence of this and we’ve had more than we’re used to seeing in the last few days. This is not unexpected.”