Health officials announce 121 new coronavirus cases in BC

Sep 4 2020, 2:57 pm

Health officials in British Columbia have announced 121 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of known cases in the province to 6,162.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix released a written statement on the latest case numbers on Friday afternoon.

Broken down by health region, there have been 2,077 coronavirus cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 3,201 in the Fraser Health region, 180 in the Island Health region, 451 in the Interior Health region, 174 in the Northern Health region and 79 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

As it stands, there are 1,233 active cases in BC, as well as 2,792 people who are being monitored by public health due to identified exposure to known cases.

There are also 31 individuals who are currently hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining individuals with the virus are in self-isolation at home.

There has been one additional death, bringing the total deaths in BC to 211.

There have been no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events.

There has been one new assisted-living facility outbreak at KinVillage in the Fraser Health region.

“COVID-19 continues to affect our province and this long weekend is no different. Whether you’re celebrating the Canucks game tonight or meeting friends for a barbecue or camping, let’s make it a safe, small-group long weekend,” stated officials.

“Get outside this weekend and enjoy your time with friends and family and outdoor activities, while protecting the more vulnerable around you. We must maintain a very careful balance between fun and caution this long weekend and onwards to the fall.”

A total of 4,706 people in BC have fully recovered from COVID-19.

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