Monday, September 28, 2020

267 Weekend case counts of COVID-19, three additional deaths in BC

Monday's British Columbia COVID review by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provided a data review that found a total of 267 cases of the coronavirus recorded in British Columbia over the course of 72 hours, though the number of active cases in the province declined from the last review of Friday.

"Today, we are announcing three 24-hour reporting periods. In the first reporting period from Sept. 25 to 26, we had 68 new cases, from Sept. 26 to 27, we had 125 new cases and in the last 24 hours, we have had a further 74 new cases. 

These represent a total of 267 new cases, including 10 epi-linked case, for a total of 8,908 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 1,302 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,372 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 7,346 people who tested positive have recovered. 

Currently, 69 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 22 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.  

There have been three new COVID-19 related deaths, one in Vancouver Coastal Health, one in Fraser Health and one in the Vancouver Island Health region, for a total of 233 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Across the province the Break down by Health Authority is as follows:  

3,226 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,555 in the Fraser Health region, 206 in the Island Health region, 531 in the Interior Health region, 303 in the Northern Health region, which marks an increase of 14 reported cases since Friday. 

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

The focus for the message for the day was the need to step back from the temptation to expand our social groups, with a dedication towards lowering the curve where we should be directing our attention to now.

“Public health contact tracing has shown the primary source of COVID-19 transmission continues to be through socializing with others – whether in your home or less controlled settings. That is why we all need to take a step back from our social interactions, see fewer people and travel less right now. 

We have it in our control to push our curve back down. You can make a difference by making safe choices in how you spend time with others. 

All we have to do is look to the many, many restaurants, retail stores, salons and other businesses who have shown us that by using our layers of protection and safety basics, we can keep ourselves, our customers, colleagues and communities safe. 

Let’s take a moment to appreciate our shared successes and use that to fuel and energize each other in the months ahead."

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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