Health officials announce 96 new coronavirus cases in BC

Sep 22 2020, 3:48 pm

Health officials in British Columbia have announced 96 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of known cases in the province to 8,304.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Deputy Minister of Health Stephen Brown said that broken down by health region, this equates to 2,984 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,254 in the Fraser Health region, 203 in the Island Health region, 511 in the Interior Health region, 266 in the Northern Health region and 86 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

As it stands, there are 1,465 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,314 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

There are 61 individuals who are hospitalized with COVID-19, 22 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“There has been an outbreak in one unit at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. In total, 12 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and four acute-care facilities have active outbreaks,” stated officials.

There are no new community outbreaks, although community exposure events continue,

There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 227 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 6,589 people who tested positive have now recovered.

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