Tuesday, September 22, 2020

96 case reports on the day, as Dr. Henry prepares us for fall and winter months and the need to reduce our social inter-actions

A bit of progress for the Tuesday report, with less than 100 cases of COVID-19 recorded on the day, with 96 cases announced and no new deaths to relay, making for some relief from the numbers of the last few weeks.

The need to scale back on our public exposures and to limit our circles from those outside of our social bubbles was reinforced as part of todays information statement; with Dr. Bonnie Henry observing on the upcoming colder weather and how it will make for more time indoors where more risk may be found.

“Today, we are announcing 96 new cases, including seven epi-linked cases, for a total of 8,304 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 1,465 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,314 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 6,589 people who tested positive have recovered. 

Currently, 61 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 22 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation." 

Across British Columbia, the total to date case reports from all Provincial Health Authorities were as follows: 2,984 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,254 in the Fraser Health region, 203 in the Island Health region, 511 in the Interior Health region, 266 in the Northern Health region, another eleven since the Monday report.

86 cases of Covid have been recorded in people who reside outside of Canada.

With today marking the start of Fall, Dr. Henry turned our attention to the need to reel in our social activity and add to the layers of protection for our families as we head into the flu and other respiratory issues of the upcoming seasons.

“The start of fall is the time for all of us to regroup and reset our COVID-19 routines, and ready ourselves for the colder, wetter months ahead. 

As we move inside, the activities we choose to do and the layers of protection we use need to be adjusted to ensure we are protecting ourselves, our friends and family – especially those who are most vulnerable to severe illness.  

This means spending less time with others outside of our household bubble right now. “We need to push our COVID-19 curve back down and keep the virus low and slow, so we can manage the many challenges that will come with the respiratory season.”

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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