British Columbia reached another benchmark moment on COVID today, with the one day total of COVID case reports reaching 203 new cases on the day and over 12,000 cases in total since the first report earlier this year.
Wednesday's COVID report form Dr. Bonnie Henry also made note of how Social activities continue to provide the spark for the growing case counts of late. "Today, we are reporting 203 new cases, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 12,057 cases in British Columbia.
There are 1,766 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 4,294 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 9,993 people who tested positive have recovered.
Currently, 70 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 21 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
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There have been two new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 256 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 total case review by Health Authorities is as follows: 4,215 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 6,517 in the Fraser Health region, 244 in the Island Health region, 632 in the Interior Health region, 361 in the Northern Health region an increase of four since Tuesday.
88 cases of COVID have been recorded in people who reside outside of Canada.
The recent surge of COVID reports is noted as coming largely from social gatherings, something Dr. Henry addressed in her statement today.
“Many of the new cases and recent community clusters of COVID-19 are directly connected to weddings, funerals and celebrations of life – times when we traditionally gather with family and friends.
With COVID-19 still in our communities, we have seen that even small gatherings are risky right now. Inside or outside, large space or small, the fewer the faces the better.
A wedding is meant to be a time of celebration, yet weddings and other important life occasions are a significant source of community transmission; transmission that has spread to health-care facilities, workplaces and schools.
Now is the time to keep these celebrations small and to plan for bigger family gatherings at a time when we are no longer putting our seniors, elders and others at risk.”
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