Health officials announce 132 new coronavirus cases in BC

Sep 11 2020, 3:32 pm

Health officials in British Columbia have announced 132 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of known cases in the province to 6,962.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that broken down by health region, this equates to 2,419 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 3,600 in the Fraser Health region, 190 in the Island Health region, 465 in the Interior Health region, 204 in the Northern Health region and 84 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

As it stands, there are 1,461 active cases in BC as well as 3,198 people who are being monitored by public health due to identified exposure to known cases.

There are also 49 individuals who are currently hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining individuals with the virus are in self-isolation at home.

“There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 213 deaths in British Columbia.

“There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Evergreen Hamlets long-term care facility. In total, 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

A total of 5,273 people in BC are now considered fully recovered from COVID-19, as well.

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