Two COVID-19 outbreaks in BC health facilities, 100 new cases


VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – British Columbia announced 100 new cases of COVID-19 and two more outbreaks at healthcare facilities on Wednesday.There have now been 6,691 confirmed cases in the province, but no new deaths have been reported, keeping the total in British Columbia at 213.

Another 108 people have recovered from the virus, but there are five other people who are in intensive care, three more hospitalized than the day before.

There is another outbreak in the Fraser Health area at the Milieu Children and Family Services Society Community Life Center.

In total, there are currently 12 long-term and assisted living facilities with active outbreaks, as well as three acute-care facilities.

An outbreak has also been declared at the Royal Arch Masonic Home long-term care facility in the Vancouver Coastal Health area.

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In a joint statement from Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Administrator Dr Bonnie Henry, they did not report any new outbreaks in the community, but said there were still events of community exhibition.

“This fall and winter, we will be facing two health issues – the usual respiratory season as well as COVID-19. This means that we need to put measures in place now to ensure that our health care centers, our communities and all of us are ready for what may be to come, ”they said.

“The well-being of our community is about ensuring that we maintain our health and our economy. We need both to keep our communities and all of us resilient and strong. ”

Meanwhile, Vancouver Coastal Health has issued COVID-19 exposure alerts for four locations, including:

  • Athens Cultural Club at 114 W. Broadway August 26 to September 8 during business hours;
  • The West Pub at 448 Carrall St. August 20 through September 8 during business hours;
  • Flying Beaver Bar and Grill in Richmond from August 28 to September 3 during opening hours;
  • Your Plus One electronic music event in the Granville / Helmcken area on the night of August 29 and early morning of August 30;

Anyone who has visited these locations on these dates is urged to watch for symptoms.

Earlier today, Premier John Horgan announced a fall pandemic plan for the province.

“The plan focuses on protecting our most vulnerable citizens and ensuring that our health care system has the resources it needs,” said Dix and Henry.

“The actions each of us take today and in the weeks to come, including taking a few minutes to get a flu shot, will make a difference tomorrow.”


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