98 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; one new death

DR. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, Deputy Minister of Health, on Friday announced 98 new COVID-19 cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 8,641 cases in British Columbia.

Unfortunately, there was one new COVID-19-related death in the Vancouver Coastal Health region; the total number of deaths now stands at 230 in the province.

There are 1,349 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,533 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 7,036 people who tested positive have recovered.

Currently, 62 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 19 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,127 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,412 in the Fraser Health region, 204 in the Island Health region, 522 in the Interior Health region, 289 in the Northern Health region and 87 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at the Peace Portal Seniors Village and the outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital has been declared over. In total, 10 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and four acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

There have been no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events.

Public alerts and school notifications 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 to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms.