British Columbia Reports 58 New COVID-19 Cases As Outbreak Reported At Langley Hospital

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Health officials on Tuesday reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia and no new deaths.There are 5,242 confirmed cases of the disease in the province. Of these, 4,114 patients made a full recovery, or about 78%.

There is now a record of 925 active COVID-19 cases in British Columbia








British Columbia posts highest COVID-19 total in one day

British Columbia posts highest COVID-19 total in one day

The number of people hospitalized increased from four to 22, the highest total since June 4. Seven of those patients are in intensive care – the highest number since June 25.

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The death toll from COVID-19 in the province remains at 203.

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Officials said 2,675 people are in isolation.

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Earlier today, Fraser Health announced an outbreak at Langley Memorial Hospital. According to Fraser Health, there is also an outbreak at Bear Creek Villa, an independent living facility in Surrey.

Two officers from the Canada Border Services Agency at Vancouver International Airport tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the Customs and Immigration Union on Tuesday. Between 40 and 45 people are now in quarantine, according to the union.










Dr. Bonnie Henry on COVID-19 and the overdose crisis in British Columbia


Dr. Bonnie Henry on COVID-19 and the overdose crisis in British Columbia

Earlier Tuesday, provincial health worker Dr Bonnie Henry told a news conference how the pandemic played a role in the growing number of illicit drug-related deaths in the province.

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The closure of international borders has led to an increasingly toxic drug supply and physical distancing measures have contributed to a higher frequency of people using it alone at home, she said.

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“We know that the toxicity of the drug supply is extreme and we see it in the results of the coroners’ service,” Henry said.

“I implore anyone who uses drugs right now, don’t do it alone.”

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