Tuesday, September 29, 2020

105 cases on the day, decline in active cases but one new death make for Tuesday's COVID report

The daily case reports of COVID from Dr. Bonnie Henry, crossed over the 100 case mark today, though active cases did make for a decline on the day, though sadly on additional death was recorded in the Lower Mainland area.

The Province's top public Health official relayed a range of data, as well as some thoughts on how British Columbians may approach Thanksgiving this year.

"Today, we are announcing 105 new cases, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 9,013 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 1,268 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,337 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 7,485 people who tested positive have recovered.  

Currently, 69 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 20 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

There has been one new COVID-19 related death in Fraser Health, for a total of 234 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Across the province there have been to date, 3,286 cases of COVID-19 reported in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,594 in the Fraser Health region, 206 in the Island Health region, 531 in the Interior Health region, 309 in the Northern Health region and increase of six from Monday. 

87 cases of COVID have been recorded in people who reside outside of Canada.

With Thanksgiving coming up in early October, Dr. Henry observed that smaller is better and that a virtual celebration may be the best option as we look to reverse the current direction of the COVID curve.

“We have had to change our special celebrations and gatherings to keep the people we care about safe. This same approach is how we need to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Rather than travelling to see friends or hosting a large family dinner, make it small this year and plan to connect virtually instead.  

Although this may not be what we want to do, let’s not lose sight of the fact that by making these sometimes difficult choices now, we will be healthier and stronger tomorrow. By choosing to stay home and stay small, we are reducing the potential for transmission of COVID-19 and protecting the people in our family and community who are most at risk. 

Keeping a safe physical distance, visiting from afar, using our layers of protection and always remembering our safety basics is how we show we care. Let’s do the right thing and support those around us to do the same.”

Today also saw the Province of British Columbia extend the State of Emergency in the province and taking the provisions  in place forward until October 13, 2020.

 You can review the COVID-19 report for Tuesday here.  

The BC Centre for Disease control has some valuable Coronavirus notes related to COVID-19 you can explore that information here.

You can learn more about the outbreak from both the Province and the Federal government from the links below:

Federal Government site

British Columbia Government site

The World Health Organization website also offers up the latest advisories on the global situation.

More from  Northern Health can be reviewed here 

You can review our archive of past statements and local information here.

Local governments and organizations have also provided for increased awareness of COVID-19 issues, those past advisories  can be reviewed here.

For notes from across Canada and British Columbia we have been archiving the latest items through our political portal Darcy McGee

Ottawa Observations

Victoria Viewpoints 

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