1,461 known active COVID-19 cases (+49)
49 in hospital (+7)
10 in USI (-4)
5,273 fully recovered (75.7% of all recorded cases.)
3,198 people under active public health surveillance after being in close contact with a positive person (+89)
– Lasia Kretzel (@ lkretzel1130) 11 Sep 2020
In a joint statement, Dr Bonnie Henry, provincial health administrator, and Minister of Health Adrian Dix said no one else had died from the virus, leaving the total at 213.
“We know that COVID-19 has not been without challenges and without losses. But we work every day to find the balance between reducing new cases and being slow to protect those who are most vulnerable, while keeping our communities alive, ”they said.
Henry and Dix noted that the most recent outbreak in the healthcare system was at Evergreen Hamlets, a long-term care facility in Surrey.
RELATED: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue to Rise in British Columbia
While 49 people are currently in hospital, fewer are in intensive care in the past 24 hours. Hospitalizations have increased recently and have continued to increase during the week.
British Columbia is embarking on a long weekend with:
new cases in each health region
798 new cases over one week
2 weeks of daily increase of more than 100%
most active cases (and steadily increasing)
increase in hospitalizations
increased LTC outbreaks # bcpoli # covid19 @ news1130 pic.twitter.com/KKvr3ftGHj
– LizaYuzda (@LizaYuzda) September 11, 2020
There are no new community epidemics, however, exposures continue to occur.
An updated list of COVID-19 exposures can be found here.
The cure rate is 75.7% since 5,273 people who tested positive have recovered.
To date, 6,962 cases of the virus have been confirmed in British Columbia