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Under 100 new COVID-19 cases again in BC today

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:26 PDT, Wed September 23, 2020

Last Updated: 4:26 PDT, Wed September 23, 2020

Amid rising COVID-19 statistics in BC, the province has now recorded two consecutive days with less than 100 new cases. Health authorities announced 91 new cases of COVID-19 today, including five that are epidemiologically linked, for a total of 8,395 in BC.

There are 1,376 active cases of COVID-19 in the province—a further decrease from yesterday’s number. However, a record high 3,368 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

There are 62 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 18 of whom are in intensive care. There were no new COVID-19 related deaths.

There were no new healthcare facility outbreaks, and outbreaks at Bear Creek Villa independent living facility and Normanna longterm care facility have been declared over. In total, nine longterm care or assisted living facilities and five acute care facilities have active outbreaks.

There were no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events. The outbreak at the Loblaws warehouse has been declared over.

“New cases and clusters of COVID-19 remain higher than where we would like them to be,” said health officials. “The impact of this means that thousands of people in BC are now under active public health monitoring and care, with many forced to deal with the stress and anxiety that comes with having to self-isolate away from work, friends and family.”

Using layers of protection reduces personal risks and the number of new cases, health officials said. 

For a list of 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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