BC health officials announce one-day "record high" of 139 new coronavirus cases

Sep 10 2020, 3:18 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced a one-day “record high” of 139 new test-positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 6,830.

During a press conference on Thursday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, this equates to 2,343 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 3,551 in the Fraser Health region, 187 in the Island Health region, 462 in the Interior Health region, 203 in the Northern Health region and 84 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 1,412 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 3,109 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 42 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 14 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been no additional deaths, leaving the provincial death toll at 213.

The province said that 5,190 individuals who tested positive have now recovered, as well.

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