BC health officials announced a total of five new test-positive cases of COVID-19, and four new epidemiological cases, for a total of nine cases on Thursday.
The shift to including epidemiological cases is a new aspect of BC’s case reporting going forward, said BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
Epidemiological cases, she said, “are cases where someone is a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19,” she said. Henry noted that these four recorded cases though are now, however, considered fully recovered.
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Across the province, and broken down by health region, Henry said there are 909 recorded cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,334 in Fraser Health, 130 on Vancouver Island, 195 in Interior Health, and 64 in Northern Health.
Henry also noted that there are no new deaths to report as a result of the virus, as of Thursday.
The total number of active cases currently totals 201, with 26 of those cases in hospitals, and six of those in ICU.
A total of 2,265 cases are now considered fully recovered.