COVID-19 Update Today: British Columbia Reports 58 More Cases, Breaks Another Record of Active Cases

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VANCOUVER – The day after taking another milestone in the pandemic, health officials in British Columbia announced that 58 more cases of COVID-19 had been recorded in the province. This is the lowest daily workload the province has seen in more than two weeks.

The provincial health official and minister of health said in a statement that a death had been reported since Monday’s press conference.

With the latest figures, the total number of active cases in British Columbia stands at 1,124 and the death toll stands at 209.

Of the 5,848 confirmed cases in British Columbia since the start of the pandemic, 4,505 patients are considered cured.

Tuesday’s update follows a solemn warning from Dr Bonnie Henry and Minister Adrian Dix that an increase in cases is a sign the public should reduce their social calendar. It’s a message they reiterated in the latest statement, asking British Columbians to keep gatherings small, wear masks and wash their hands regularly.

On Monday, the pair said British Columbia had surpassed 1,100 active cases, the most ever reported in the province.

Over the weekend, 28 people were hospitalized. In Tuesday’s statement, health officials said that number was now 31. About a third of them are in intensive care.

The latest number of hospitalizations is the highest observed in British Columbia since June 3, when 32 patients were treated.

A new outbreak in a nursing home was announced on Monday, but luckily no more outbreaks have been added to those currently considered active in British Columbia in the next update.

There are currently eight outbreaks in assisted living, long-term care homes and senior rental buildings, all located in the Fraser Health Region:

Henry and Dix will also issue a written statement on Wednesday, but return for a live briefing on Thursday, when they also reveal the latest modeling data for the novel coronaviruses.

With files from Andrew Weichel of CTV News Vancouver

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