Today’s active cases of COVID-19 in BC declined significantly for the first time in weeks.
Active COVID-19 cases decline in BC
Published 3:54 PDT, Tue September 22, 2020
BC recorded just 1,465 active cases of COVID-19 today, a decrease of more than 500 from yesterday’s number.
But amid that bit of good news is that even more people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. There are 3,314 people being monitored today, an increase of 81 from yesterday.
Health officials announced 96 new cases, including seven that are epidemiologically linked, for a total of 8,304. There are 61 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 22 of whom are in intensive care. There were no new related deaths reported.
There has been an outbreak in one unit at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. In total, 12 longterm care or assisted living facilities and four acute care facilities have active outbreaks. There were no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events.
Health officials said the start of fall is a time to regroup and reset COVID-19 routines and prepare for the colder, wetter months ahead. Activities and layers of protection 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 our household bubble right now, they said.
For a listing of the community exposure events, click here.
For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.
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