Tuesday's case report showed a decline from the averages of Monday's review of weekend cases of COVID, with 97 reported across the province in today's information statement, with hospitalizations and those in Intensive Care on the rise.
“Today, we are announcing 97 new cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 7,376 cases in British Columbia.
There are 1,590 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,001 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 5,548 people who tested positive have recovered.
Currently, 63 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 20 of whom are in intensive care.
The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation."
Across the province, the Health Authorities report the following case levels to date:
2,608 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 3,784 in the Fraser Health region, 195 in the Island Health region, 479 in the Interior Health region, 225 in the Northern Health region an increase of nine cases from yesterday.
85 cases of COVID have been recorded by those who reside outside of Canada.
There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 219 deaths in British Columbia.
Looking to the fall, Dr. Henry and Minister Dix stressed the need break the chains of transmission of COVID in the province.
“There is much that we know about COVID-19 and much that we continue to learn each day. What we do know is that now is the time for all of us to take a step back so we can move forward safely. To do this, we need to do our part to break the chains of transmission in B.C.
We must hold steady with our layers of protection. From keeping safe distances, to washing our hands, staying home, and staying away from others when we are ill and have symptoms of COVID-19, we must all do our part. And if we do have symptoms, contact 811 to arrange to get tested.
Testing allows for rapid contact tracing. It means public health teams are able to quickly notify those who may be at risk and contain the spread to the others in the community."
This is time to get ready for the fall and winter seasons, to set the routines that ensure we stick with six people and avoid activities that will put ourselves and those we care for at risk."
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