BC records more coronavirus cases than Ontario on Tuesday

Aug 11 2020, 3:30 pm

BC health officials said on Tuesday that 46 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total number of cases to 4,111.

By specific health region, health officials said in a statement that this equates to 1,232 cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 2,167 in the Fraser Health region, 148 in the Island Health region, 393 in the Interior Health region, 100 in the Northern Health region, and 71 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 472 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and eight people are hospitalized with COVID-19, five of whom are in intensive care.

The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been no new deaths, however, leaving the provincial death toll at 195.

A total of 3,444 cases are now considered fully recovered in the province, as well.

Tuesday’s numbers in BC surpassed the day’s totals for Ontario, which recorded 33 new cases.

“As we look to fall, what we’ve learned from other jurisdictions is that transmission in a school setting is a reflection of what’s happening in our communities; keeping our community transmission low and slow keeps us all safe,” the statement said. “And behind the scenes, public health is using contact tracing to mitigate the new growth in cases.”


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