BC health officials report 84 new coronavirus cases

Aug 14 2020, 4:22 pm

BC health officials said on Friday that 84 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total number of cases to 4,358.

In a joint written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and BC Health Minister Adrian Dix said that by specific health region, this equates to 1,354 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 2,276 in the Fraser Health region, 150 in the Island Health region, 399 in the Interior Health region, 107 in the Northern Health region and 72 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 629 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 12 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 has been one new healthcare facility outbreak in the Fraser Health region at Queen’s Park Care Centre. In total, seven long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

There are no new community outbreaks. However, there continue to be community exposure events around the province and on flights into and out of British Columbia.

There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, leaving the provincial death toll at 196.

A total of 3,533 people who tested positive have recovered now, as well.

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