Health officials have announced 19 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, as well as two new outbreaks of coronavirus at health care facilities in the Fraser Valley. One new epidemic is at Thabor at the Long Term Care Facility in Abbotsford and one at the Mission Memorial Hospital Mission, according to a statement from Provincial Health Director Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix.
The Tabor Home epidemic and another nursing home epidemic announced on Tuesday at Maple Hill long-term care facility at Langley Memorial Hospital are both connected to the Memorial Mission of the epidemic, Ten and said Henry.
“These recent healthcare, epidemics are very relative and clearly demonstrate that COVID-19 remains in our communities,” the officials said. “The Mission Memorial is a small hospital, which means that local community services are now limited to emergency and emergency care only. ”
There have been 2,775 clients of COVID-19 cases and 168 deaths in B.C. since the start of the pandemic, and there are currently 185 active cases of the virus in the province.
As of Wednesday, 11 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 B. C., including five who are in intensive care.
Dix and Henry said public health teams are monitoring new outbreaks “up close” and “hoping” that they were discovered earlier.
“We know that COVID-19 spreads quickly and can be transmitted to other people, even when someone is asymptomatic or has mild symptoms,” the officials said in their statement. “An undetected case can quickly lead to an increase in new business. ”
The new homes were announced the same day, B.C. Prime Minister John Horgan said he is optimistic that the province will be able to move on to phase three of its reopening plan “next week. ”
Moving to phase three would result in increased travel within British Columbia, as well as the reopening of movie theaters and similar places, physical, distancing themselves from the requirements and prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people are still in place.
In their statement, Henry and Dix perceived the danger of increased travel, especially for small, remote communities where resources may be limited.
“As a result, we ask the people of British Columbia to continue to take all steps to ensure that you are safe in increased social interactions, that you are respectful of the communities you visit when on the road and that you are still, without question, staying at home and staying away from other people if you are even slightly ill, ”Dix and said Henry.
On a more positive note, health officials announced that the “surging community” at Oppenheimer Group produce distributor has been declared. Public health teams are responding to four community-based outbreaks, according to Henry and Dix.
The vast majority of COVID-19 B. C. cases have been located in the Lower Mainland, with 1.438 detected in the Fraser Health region and 946 detected in the Vancouver Coastal Health region since the start of the pandemic.
Elsewhere in the province, there have been 196 cases of COVID-19 inside Health, 130 on Health Island and 65 in Northern Health.
Six other people who previously tested positive for the coronavirus found today, bringing the total recoveries in B.C. to 2,422.