Health officials announce 97 new coronavirus cases in BC

Sep 15 2020, 3:31 pm

Health officials in British Columbia have announced 97 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of known cases in the province to 7,376

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 2,608 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 3,784 in the Fraser Health region, 195 in the Island Health region, 479 in the Interior Health region, 225 in the Northern Health region and 85 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

As it stands, there are 1,590 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,001 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases,

There are also 63 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 20 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at OPAL by Element in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. In total, 11 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 219 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 5,548 people who tested positive have now recovered, as well.

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