21 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, no deaths

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VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – Provincial health officials are “concerned” about a recent case outbreak after registering more than 20 cases for the fifth time in six days.British Columbia announced Wednesday 21 new cases – including two related to episodic episodes – but no deaths.

“We are concerned about the increase in the number of new cases in the past few days as COVID-19 continues to circulate silently in our communities,” said a statement from the provincial health worker, Dr. Bonnie Henry and the Minister of Health Adrian Dix.

“Although many of our long-term care and assisted living facilities were affected very early on, most of the new cases are in the community at large.

COVID-19 cases in British Columbia now total 3,149, while deaths remain at 189.

Health officials have also not reported any new outbreaks in a health facility. However, active outbreaks remain in two long-term care homes, the Holy Family Hospital in Vancouver and Maple Hill in Langley.

Another community outbreak is active at the Krazy Cherry Fruit Co. in Oliver, as are several community exhibition events, including one in Kelowna.

Out of 207 active cases in British Columbia, 14 people are still hospitalized, including five in intensive care.

The recovery rate is 87%.

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“Here in British Columbia, as we spend more time with others, we need to find our balance with COVID-19. We need to minimize the number of cases, manage new cases as they arise and modify our activities accordingly, ”say health officials.

“To do this, we must all do our part by continuing to use our protective layers and following our rules for safe social interactions. ”

Cases by health region since the start of the pandemic: 1,023 on the Vancouver coastline; 1,659 to Fraser; 135 at Island; 216 inside; 65 in Northern Health; and 51 involving persons residing outside Canada.



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