Health officials announce 89 new coronavirus cases in BC

Sep 3 2020, 3:16 pm

Health officials in British Columbia have announced 89 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of known cases in the province to 6,041.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix addressed the province on Thursday afternoon.

Broken down by health region, there have been 2,012 coronavirus cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 3,155 in the Fraser Health region, 178 in the Island Health region, 450 in the Interior Health region, 167 in the Northern Health region and 79 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

As it stands, there are 1,175 active cases in BC, as well as 2,801 people who are being monitored by public health due to identified exposure to known cases.

There are also 34 individuals who are currently hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining individuals with the virus are in self-isolation at home.

There has been one additional death in longterm care, bringing the total deaths in BC to 210.

There have been no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events. There are two additional outbreaks in long-term care facilities in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions.

A total of 4,644 people in BC have fully recovered from COVID-19.

Dr. Henry will also be providing an update on modelling and COVID-19 cases this afternoon.

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