BC health officials report 90 new coronavirus cases

Aug 21 2020, 3:55 pm

BC health officials said on Friday that 90 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total number of cases to 4,915.

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 1,569 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 2,572 in the Fraser Health region, 160 in the Island Health region, 417 in the Interior Health region, 122 in the Northern Health region and 75 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 824 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,594 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 13 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, five of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been two new COVID-19-related deaths in the Fraser Health region, for a total of 202 deaths in the province.

A total of 3,889 people who tested positive have recovered.

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