Wednesday, September 23, 2020

91 cases of COVID recorded today provincially, 7 in Northern Health Region

While the Prime Minister was delivering a message today of growing concern over rising COVID cases nationally and the arrival of  the second wave , British Columbia actually saw a drop for the day from recent case results with Dr. Bonnie Henry using the day to deliver some timely reminders on COVID protocols in a bid to push the BC curve back downs. 

“Today, we are announcing 91 new cases, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 8,395 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 1,376 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,368 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 6,769 people who tested positive have recovered.  

Currently, 62 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 18 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

For the cross province Health Authority review, the cases of COVID to date are as follows:

3,016 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,302 in the Fraser Health region, 203 in the Island Health region, 515 in the Interior Health region, 273 in the Northern Health region, a jump of seven from Tuesday. 

There are 86 cases COVID recorded in people who reside outside of Canada. 

Some positive news was delivered today as well, with the advisory that there have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, keeping to the total for the day of 227 deaths in British Columbia. 

Concerns over new clusters served as the narrative for the message from Dr. Henry today, as well as reminders on the COVID basics of hand washing and keeping proper social distance.

“New cases and clusters of COVID-19 remain higher than where we would like them to be. 

The impact of this means that thousands of people in B.C. are now under active public health monitoring and care, with many forced to deal with the stress and anxiety that comes with having to self-isolate away from work, friends and family. 

Each of us has the ability to make a difference by continuing to follow the COVID-19 safety basics: washing our hands frequently, giving the space to stay safe and using a mask when that is difficult, limiting our social interactions and always staying home when ill. 

By using the layers of protection, we reduce our personal risks and the number of new cases, and we make our communities safer. 

We want to ensure we are in the best position possible to protect our communities and keep as much as is safe open and operating during the pandemic. To do this, we need everyone to do their part today to help push our curve back down tomorrow.”

You can review the COVID-19 report for Wednesday 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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