COVID-19: 24 new cases in B.C., 1 new in Island Health

Province of BC

British Columbian health officials announced that there have been 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the province over the last 48 hours.

The provincial total now sits at 2,940 total COVID-19 cases.

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, there were 15 new cases and from Wednesday to Thursday there were an additional 9 cases.

Dr. Bonnie Henry said that one of those cases is in the Island Health region, bringing the total to 132 since the beginning of the pandemic. The new case announced on Thursday marks the first one since June 22.

Of those cases in the Island Health region, 125 have recovered and there have been a total of five deaths.

During Thursday’s update, Dr. Henry also announced that there had been three more deaths in British Columbia as a result of the coronavirus, bringing the total over the course of the pandemic to 177.

Of the 160 active cases, 17 people who are currently in hospital and two are in critical care.

Dr. Henry added that 2,603 people have fully recovered from COVID-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 989 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,553 in the Fraser Health region, 132 in the Island Health region, 201 in the Interior Health region and 65 in the Northern Health region.

According to Dr. Henry, there are no new outbreaks at healthcare facilities, however, there continue to be five active ones – four at long-term care facilities and one at an acute care facility.

There are currently 626 COVID-19 cases in healthcare settings.

To see B.C.’s COVID-19 numbers by day and testing, visit the BC COVID-19 dashboard.

Researchers with Johns Hopkins Univerity and Medicine say the number of known COVID-19 cases is now more than 10.9 million with more than 519,000 deaths. 

More to come.

 

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