BC reports 47 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Aug 5 2020, 4:05 pm

BC health officials confirmed 47 new coronavirus cases on in the province on Wednesday.

This brings BC’s total case count to 3,834, according to a written statement from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix this afternoon.

By specific health region, this equates to 1,132  known cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 2,015  in Fraser Health, 146 on Vancouver Island, 384  in Interior Health, and 91 people in Northern Health, and 66 from those who reside outside the province.

No new deaths were reported. The total deaths in BC remain at 195.

There are no new healthcare or community outbreaks.

“However, there continues to be community exposure events throughout the province and on flights into and out of British Columbia,” said officials.

“Alerts are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s and on health authorities’ websites, providing details on where the potential exposure occurred and what actions you need to take – whether you need to immediately self-isolate, or monitor for symptoms.”

There are currently 351 active cases in the province, with nine people in hospital as a result, and six of these in intensive care.

A total of 3,288 people have recovered in BC.

“As COVID-19 remains in our communities, so does the anxiety and stress that comes with the uncertainty, the increased isolation and the need to take precautions in everything we do,” stated officials.

“We remind people to take the time to check in with your friends, family and neighbours, young and old, to provide a mental health boost and to ensure they have the support we all need – especially for those who may be self-isolating.”

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