Health officials announce 91 new coronavirus cases in BC

Sep 23 2020, 3:36 pm

Health officials in British Columbia have announced 91 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of known cases in the province to 8,395.

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 3,016 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,302 in the Fraser Health region, 203 in the Island Health region, 515 in the Interior Health region, 273 in the Northern Health region and 86 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

As it stands, there are 1,376 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,368 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

“New cases and clusters of COVID-19 remain higher than where we would like them to be,” stated officials.

“The impact of this means that thousands of people in BC are now under active public health monitoring and care, with many forced to deal with the stress and anxiety that comes with having to self-isolate away from work, friends and family.”

There are 62 individuals who are hospitalized with COVID-19, 18 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks, and outbreaks at Bear Creek Villa independent-living facility and Normanna long-term care facility have been declared over. In total, nine long-term care or assisted-living facilities and five acute-care facilities have active outbreaks,” stated officials.

There are no new community outbreaks, although community exposure events continue. The outbreak at the Loblaws warehouse is now over, confirmed officials.

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

A total of 6,769 people who tested positive have now recovered.

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