“The cases we’re seeing today are a direct result of how we spent our Labor Day long weekend,” they add.
BC # COVID19 Update
* 179 new cases (including 40 historical cases)
* Three deaths (223)
* 1803 active cases
* 59 people in hosp., Including 20 in intensive care
“The cases we are seeing today are a direct result of how we spent our Labor Day long weekend. Let’s change this trend. Said DBH.
– Sonia Aslam (oniaSoniaSAslam) September 18, 2020
“No one intends to pass the virus on to their friends or family, but it is very easy to do. It can take up to two weeks for symptoms of COVID-19 to develop and during this time we can inadvertently pass it on to others. This is why the actions we take as individuals today are so important to the well-being of our communities tomorrow. Choose safe, choose small, and choose to protect the people we care about most. ”
The province also reported three deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total in British Columbia to 223.
It’s always a tough day when there are new deaths to report. Overnight, 3 more people died from # COVID19 in British Columbia.
These 3 people were loved and their loved ones are in mourning – caregivers, children, brothers and sisters, friends.
Dr Henry and I extend our sincere condolences on your losses.
– Adrian Dix (@adriandix) September 18, 2020
The cases now total 7842.
Out of 1,803 active cases, 59 people are hospitalized, including 20 in intensive care.
No new outbreaks have been reported, although a second at Royal Arch Masonic Home, a long-term care facility, has been declared complete.
The outbreaks remain active in 10 long-term or assisted living facilities and five acute care units.
Schools continue to issue alerts when exposure has occurred and action is required.
Jordan Tinney, superintendent of the Surrey School District, issued an exposure alert on Friday afternoon, confirming that a person with COVID-19 attended Latimer Road Elementary School on September 10.
“For schools, public health teams will contact individuals through contact tracing,” health officials say.