In the first COVID-19 update of the week, BC’s top doctor revealed that the province had added 499 more cases of the disease to its overall tally
Henry said 172 cases were recorded from Friday to Saturday while 153 more cases were reported from Saturday to Sunday Finally, 174 other positive tests were recorded from Sunday to Monday
In total, BC has recorded 11,687 cases of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic Henry said 9,753 people have recovered from the disease, leaving 1,639 active cases in the province
« You could say we’re in our second wave here, of our COVID-19 storm here in BC » Henry said at the press conference
« But we are controlling what this wave looks like … there continues to be transmission of COVID-19 in many areas of our province, and we know that is expected. This virus is not gone «
« We have more people in the hospital than a few weeks ago, but this has also stabilized, » she said.
As of Monday’s update, 67 people were in hospital due to the illness, including 19 in acute care
Henry’s update also confirmed details of outbreaks reported in the Fraser Health Region over the weekend.Fraser Health announced an outbreak at J&L Beef Ltd on Sunday after 13 employees tested positive for the disease.
The health authority also announced outbreaks at two long-term care homes within its jurisdiction: the village of Langley and the Seniors’ Village of Rosemary Heights in Surrey.
Additionally, Fraser Health said on Monday that a staff member at Zion Park Manor, a long-term care facility in Surrey, tested positive for COVID-19
Two outbreaks have been reported, she said, including one at Banfield Pavilion House and another at Yaletown House
Henry urged British Columbians to do their part to avoid « a rapid and steady increase in new cases » as other parts of the country have seen
« We know it can happen and when it does it can overwhelm our healthcare system, » she said. « It is not only difficult for our frontline health workers, but it means it is more difficult to treat anyone who is sick, whether it is COVID-19 or another illness. »
Provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry looks on during a press conference to update the province’s fall pandemic preparedness plan from the Victoria Legislature press room, Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020 (Chad Hipolito / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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