British Columbia has recorded 132 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths, in past 24 hours – BC News


Following the announcement on Thursday of 139 record-breaking COVID-19 cases in British Columbia, 132 more were announced on Friday, three of which were from the interior.

The new cases bring the total number of positive tests in the province to 6,962, including 1,461 active cases. This is 49 more active cases than Thursday and, again, the highest number of active cases the province has seen to date. Current active cases are now more than double the peak of active cases in the spring.

There are 15 active cases in the interior health region.

Hospitalizations have increased by seven since yesterday, to 49, but those treated in intensive care have fallen by four, to 10.

No new COVID-related deaths were announced on Friday and the total death toll remains at 213.

In addition to active cases, 3,198 people are isolated under active public health surveillance, after having been exposed to known cases.

A new healthcare outbreak has been identified at Evergreen Hamlets Long Term Care Home for the Elderly in Surrey. There are active outbreaks in 14 long-term care homes and three acute care facilities.

A new exhibit event was announced by Interior Health on Friday afternoon at the Zed Hotel in Kelowna over the Labor Day weekend.


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