BC health officials announce 267 new coronavirus cases since Friday

Sep 28 2020, 3:12 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 267 new test-positive coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 8,908.

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 68 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 125 from Saturday to Sunday, and 74 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 3,226 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,555 in the Fraser Health region, 206 in the Island Health region, 531 in the Interior Health region, 301 in the Northern Health region and 87 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There were also three deaths that took place over the weekend, bringing the total number of fatalities in BC to 233.

There are 1,302 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 3,372 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 69 individuals 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 were three new healthcare outbreaks over the weekend and one community outbreak where five people have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a church event in Kelowna.

The province said that 7,346 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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