On Monday, Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued a joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia.
The statement includes case updates for three 24-hour reporting periods. “In the first reporting period from Aug. 21 to 22, we had 109 new cases. Aug. 22 to 23, we had 81 new cases, and in the last 24 hours, we have had an additional 79 new cases.”
“This represents 269 new cases, including five epi-linked cases since we reported on Friday, for a total of 5,184 cases in British Columbia. There are 913 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 2,594 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 4,068 people who tested positive have recovered.”
- The count of people tested for COVID-19 in British Columbia was 285,344 as of August 24, 2020
- The count of active cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia was 913 as of August 24, 2020
- The count of deaths related to COVID-19 in British Columbia was 203 as of August 24, 2020
- The count of cases recovered from COVID-19 in British Columbia was 4,068 as of August 24, 2020
According to the statement, there are no new community outbreaks. The outbreak at Fraser Valley Packers Inc. has been declared over. There also continues to be community exposure events at other locations and on flights into and out of the province.
Alerts are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website, as well as on health authorities’ websites, providing details on where the potential exposure occurred and what actions to take – whether you need to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms.
For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
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