Friday, September 25, 2020

98 New cases of COVID bring the week to an end, with thoughts of reducing risk while maintaining connections with family and friends the message for the weekend

As British Columbia heads into the last weekend of September, the number of reported cases of COVID dropped below the 100 mark with Doctor Bonnie Henry providing the overview of the final report for the week.

“Today, we are announcing 98 new cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 8,641 cases in British Columbia. 

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. 

There has been one new COVID-19 related death in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 230 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Across British Columbia, the breakdown of reported cases to dat includes: 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, a jump of eleven from Thursday.

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

Looking to the fall, Dr. Henry outlined how ensuring community wellness will require a re-dedication to the measures of the late spring and early summer.

“Our community wellness during COVID-19 is about keeping new cases low and manageable, as well maintaining our important connections with friends, family and neighbours in a way that doesn’t put ourselves or those around us at risk. 

With the arrival of the cooler weather, now is the time for all of us take a step back from connecting in person to staying connected in other, safer ways. 

Stepping back from our social interactions does not mean losing touch. Rather, you can continue to reach out to friends near and far with the many tools we have available to us to connect virtually. 

This weekend, do your part by making safe choices, using our COVID-19 safety basics and doing all we can to keep our friends, family and communities safe.”

You can review the COVID-19 report for Friday 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

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