Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
"Today, we are providing case updates for three 24-hour reporting periods. In the first reporting period from Aug. 7-8, we had 50 new cases; Aug. 8-9 we had 37 new cases; and in the last 24 hours, we have had a further 44 new cases.
"This represents 131 new cases, including one epi-linked case since we reported on Friday, for a total of 4,065 cases in British Columbia.
"There are 445 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,425 people who tested positive have recovered.
"Currently, nine individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, three of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
"Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,220 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 2,139 in the Fraser Health region, 148 in the Island Health region, 391 in the Interior Health region, 96 in the Northern Health region and 71 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
"There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 195 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks at New Vista Care Home and at George Derby Centre in the Fraser Health region. In total, seven long-term care or assisted living facilities and one acute care facility have active outbreaks.
"There are no new community outbreaks. However, there continue to be community exposure events around the province and on flights in and out of British Columbia.
Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.
(Previous numbers in brackets)
New Cases – 131 *Day 1- 50, Day 2- 37, Day 3- 44
Total Cases – 4,065 (3,934)
Active Cases – 445 (386)
Patients in Hospital – 9 (11)
Patients in ICU – 3 (4)
Recovered – 3,425 (3,353)
New Deaths – 0
Totals Deaths – 195 (195)
Health region breakdown;
Vancouver Coastal – 1,220 (1,167)
Fraser – 2,139 (2,069)
Island – 148 (147)
Interior – 391 (389)
Northern – 96 (93)
Outside Canada – 71 (66)
More to come.