BC health officials report 68 new coronavirus cases

Aug 19 2020, 3:51 pm

BC health officials said on Wednesday that 68 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total number of cases to 4,745.

In a joint written statement, BC Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Réka Gustafson, BC’s deputy provincial health officer, said that by specific health region, this equates to 1,488 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 2,493 in the Fraser Health region, 158 in the Island Health region, 411 in the Interior Health region, 120 in the Northern Health region and 75 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

“There are 798 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 2,452 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. And of the active cases, 10 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, four of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 198 deaths in British Columbia.”

A total of 3,749 people who tested positive have recovered, as well.

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