Health officials in British Columbia have announced 100 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of known cases in the province to 6,691.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix released a written statement on the latest case numbers on Wednesday afternoon.
Broken down by health region, there have been 2,285 coronavirus cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 3,482 in the Fraser Health region, 185 in the Island Health region, 462 in the Interior Health region, 193 in the Northern Health region and 84 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
As it stands, there are 1,378 active cases in BC, as well as 3,101 people who are being monitored by public health due to identified exposure to known cases.
There are also 37 individuals who are currently hospitalized, 15 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining individuals with the virus are in self-isolation at home.
There have been no new deaths, leaving the BC death toll at 213.
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“There are two new health-care facility outbreaks, one at Royal Arch Masonic Home long-term care facility in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and one at the Milieu Children and Family Services Society community living facility in the Fraser Health region. In total, 12 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities have active outbreaks,” stated officials.
There have been no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events.
A total of 5,086 people in BC have fully recovered from COVID-19.
BC also announced its COVID-19 pandemic preparedness plan for the upcoming fall and winter season on Wednesday.
While the province’s response has many components, one of the main focus points is preparing hospitals to manage both the typical fall and winter demand from influenza as well as coronavirus cases that will require hospitalization and urgent care. The plan also includes a $1.6 billion investment that’s being used on different healthcare measures.