BC health officials report 62 new coronavirus cases

Aug 26 2020, 3:17 pm

BC health officials said on Wednesday that 62 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincial total of recorded cases to 5,304.

In a joint written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and BC Health Minister Adrian Dix said this equates to 1,699 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 2,795 in the Fraser Health region, 170 in the Island Health region, 429 in the Interior Health region, 133 in the Northern Health region, and 78 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

“There are 896 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,730 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 21 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, seven 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 203 deaths in British Columbia.

There have also been no new healthcare facility outbreaks. In total, 10 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks. There are no new community outbreaks.

A total of 4,199 cases are now considered fully recovered in the province, as well.

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