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98 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death recorded in B.C.

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September 25, 2020 - 3:43 PM

The province is reporting 98 new COVID-19 cases and one death in B.C. since yesterday.

B.C.'s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and deputy minister of health and Stephen Brown issued a joint statement this afternoon, Sept. 24. The COVID-19 related death was in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a death toll of 230 so far in B.C.

There are a total of 8,641 cases in B.C., 1,349 of those cases are active, according to the statement. 

Two new COVID-19 cases were reported in Interior Health overnight, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 522. There are 34 active cases in the Interior Health region in isolation and one person is in the hospital.

"There are 1,349 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,533 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 7,036 people who tested positive have recovered," according to the statement.

Sixty-two individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 19 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,127 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,412 in the Fraser Health region, 204 in the Island Health region, 289 in the Northern Health region and 87 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

A new outbreak has been reported at the Peace Portal Seniors Village and the outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital has been declared over. In total, 10 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and four acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

"There have been no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events," the statement reads.

"Our community wellness during COVID-19 is about keeping new cases low and manageable, as well maintaining our important connections with friends, family and neighbours in a way that doesn't put ourselves or those around us at risk. With the arrival of the cooler weather, now is the time for all of us take a step back from connecting in person to staying connected in other, safer ways."

Public alerts and school notifications are posted on the B.C. Centre for Disease Control's website here.

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