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58 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C.; hospitalizations rise to 22

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix provide an update on COVID-19 to the media.
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August 25, 2020 - 3:46 PM

There are 58 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. today, raising the total since the start of the pandemic to 5,242 .

Of these cases, 925 are active, 2,675 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 4,114 people who tested positive have recovered, B.C.'s health minister and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said in a press release today, Aug. 25. 

As B.C.'s caseload grows, so are the number of hospitalizations. Currently, 22 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, seven in intensive care. Yesterday, there were 18 people in hospital with the disease, and five who are in critical care.

There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths since yesterday, for a total of 203 deaths in British Columbia. 

“We know that COVID-19 is going to be with us for many months to come. As a result, unlike other viruses that have a vaccine, our focus is to keep new cases low and slow, and quickly contain new outbreaks as they occur," Dix and Dr. Henry said in their joint statement.

“Our recent daily cases are higher than many of us are comfortable with, so let’s continue to do our part every moment of every day and keep COVID-19 where it needs to be. While we would all like to get to zero, we need to rather focus on prevention, detection and rapid response. Living with COVID-19 in our communities also means being unrelenting in our commitment to support and care for each other; to reach out to our vulnerable neighbours, friends and family members.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,683 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 2,762 in the Fraser Health region, 168 in the Island Health region, 425 in the Interior Health region, 128 in the Northern Health region and 76 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

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