BC health officials announce 366 new coronavirus cases since Friday

Sep 21 2020, 3:21 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 366 new test-positive coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 8,208. 

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 121 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 117 from Saturday to Sunday, and 128 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 2,945 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,211 in the Fraser Health region, 203 in the Island Health region, 508 in the Interior Health region, 255 in the Northern Health region and 86 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There were also four deaths that took place over the weekend, bringing the total number of fatalities in BC to 227.

There are 1,987 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 3,233 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 60 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 21 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There is one new healthcare outbreak at Yaletown House in Vancouver Coastal Health where one staff member has tested positive.

There are no more community outbreaks to report; however, Henry said community exposures continue to occur.

The province said that 5,972 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

Dr. Henry also addressed the October provincial election that was called earlier today, assuring that the “BC COVID-19 response will continue, uninterrupted.”

Daily updates will continue to take place with Dr. Henry providing in-person briefings on Monday and Thursday.

Health Minister Adrian Dix will not be taking part in the daily briefings for the duration of the election campaign.

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