British Columbia health officials have announced 104 new test-positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 5,952
A joint statement from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that broken down by health region, there have been 1,974 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 3,112 in the Fraser Health region, 178 in the Island Health region, 445 in the Interior Health region, 164 in the Northern Health region and 79 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
There are 1,127 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,786 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
Currently, 33 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.
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There has been one new healthcare facility outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital and the outbreak at Langley Memorial Hospital has been declared over. In total, eight long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.
There have been no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events.
There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 209 deaths.
The province said that 4,605 individuals who tested positive have now recovered, as well.
“Getting back to work and back to school is also about getting back to the basics with our COVID-19 safety measures,” Dix and Henry said in the statement. “We need to redouble our efforts to ensure our layers of protection are always part of our daily routines – for everyone in our family. This will allow us to push our curve down once again.”
Moving forward, health officials are asking people to “take some time to think about your personal circumstances and those of your family. Who may be vulnerable to severe illness and what are you doing to protect them?”
And with “each of us doing our part,” they added “we can protect our communities, our elders and our loved ones.”