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91 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., four from Interior Health

FILE PHOTO - B.C.'s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on COVID-19, Monday, August 10, 2020.
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September 23, 2020 - 3:46 PM
There are 91 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. today, four of which are in the Interior Health region.
 
The total number of cases is now at 8,395 and 1,376 of those are active. There are also 3,368 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 6,769 people who tested positive have recovered.
 
Hospitalizations now sit at 62 and the number of people in intensive are is 18.
 
"New cases and clusters of COVID-19 remain higher than where we would like them to be," provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and deputy minister of health Stephen Brown said in a joint statement.

"The impact of this means that thousands of people in B.C. are now under active public health monitoring and care, with many forced to deal with the stress and anxiety that comes with having to self-isolate away from work, friends and family.

"To reduce the spread of COVID-19, health officials ask that people adhere to the safety basics: washing hands frequently, giving the space to stay safe, using a mask when that is difficult, limiting our social interactions and always staying home when ill.having to self-isolate away from work, friends and family."
 
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,016 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,302 in the Fraser Health region, 203 in the Island Health region, 515 in the Interior Health region, 273 in the Northern Health region and 86 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

"There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 227 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic," the joint statement reads.


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