BC health officials announce 58 new coronavirus cases

Sep 1 2020, 3:23 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 58 new test-positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 5,848.

A joint statement from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that broken down by health region, there are 1,922 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 3,072 in Fraser Health, 175 in Island Health region, 440 in the Interior, 160 in Northern Health, and 79 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There has been one additional death reported today, for a total of 209 deaths in BC.

Currently, there are 31 people in hospital, 10 of whom are in ICU.

There are no new healthcare facility or community outbreaks, but there continue to be community exposure events.

“The Northern Health region, the First Nations Health Authority and the Nisga’a Valley Health Authority (NVHA) have issued a joint alert for anyone in the Nass Valley who may have attended recent gatherings between August 21 and 25. Any gathering attendees are asked to contact the NVHA clinic and if symptoms develop, to immediately self-isolate,” stated officials.

Currently, there are 1,124 active cases across the province, 2,761 people are under active health monitoring, and 4,505 individuals who tested positive have recovered.

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