BC health officials report 83 new coronavirus cases

Aug 18 2020, 3:53 pm

BC health officials said on Tuesday that 83 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, BC Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Réka Gustafson, BC’s deputy provincial health officer, said that by specific health region, this equates to 1,447 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 2,473 in the Fraser Health region, 156 in the Island Health region, 407 in the Interior Health region, 120 in the Northern Health region and 74 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

“There are 775 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with six individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, three of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. As well, 2,326 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

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

“There have been no new healthcare facility outbreaks, and no new community outbreaks. In total, nine long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility have active outbreaks.”

A total of 3,704 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

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