Top doctor to reveal latest case numbers after record-breaking day

Henrietta Strickland
September 15, 2020

The number of people under active public health monitoring after being exposed to a known case of the coronavirus has risen to 3,198 - an increase of 89 since Thursday.

Forty-nine people are in hospital, the highest number since May 16 and an increase of 17 since Tuesday.

There are no new deaths keeping the provincial death toll at 213.

In the daily briefing, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there are 1,412 active cases across the province, with a total of 3,109 people in isolation.

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Evergreen Hamlets long-term care facility.

To date, 6,962 cases of the virus have been confirmed in B.C.

Dr. Henry says she's anxious about the increase, but also says those stats can fluctuate, making it seem like a big problem one day then better progression the next.

Three of the new cases were in the Interior Health Authority which has now reported 465 cases of the virus.

"We know COVID-19 has not been without challenge and loss". Earlier today, Interior Health warned of a possible COVID-19 exposure at a private party at Hotel Zed in Kelowna.

One new health-care facility outbreak has been identified. They may not all have been registered guests.

No new COVID-19 related fatalities were announced.

On Friday, Henry and Dix offered thanks to those who are doing their part to prevent transmission of the disease.

"Let's all make those right choices that will help keep cases low and continue to allow us to engage in important social and economic activities that we need".

"We have demonstrated kindness and compassion in the face of adversity and challenge, and this resilience will give us the strength for what lies ahead".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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