There are now 4,111 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C. after health officials announced 46 new cases Tuesday.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports that there are 1,232 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 2,167 in Fraser Health, 148 on Vancouver Island, 393 in Interior Health and 100 in Northern Health.
Additionally, there have been 71 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. of people who reside outside of Canada.
There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks in the region. In total, seven long-term care or assisted living facilities and one acute care facility have active outbreaks.
There are no new community outbreaks. The Krazy Cherry Fruit. Co. outbreak in the Interior Health region has been declared over. However, there continue to be community exposure events; including ones in Vancouver Coastal Health and Interior Health, and on flights into and out of British Columbia.
There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, and the total remains at 195 fatalities in the province.
Of the total COVID-19 cases, eight individuals are hospitalized, five of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
There are 447 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,444 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.
“As we look to fall, what we've learned from other jurisdictions is that transmission in a school setting is a reflection of what’s happening in our communities; keeping our community transmission low and slow keeps us all safe," said Henry. “And behind the scenes, public health is using contact tracing to mitigate the new growth in cases.
“Every case is followed up and linked. People who are at risk from exposure to known cases are supported to self-isolate, reducing further community exposure. That is working. The number of people we see self-isolating from the past few days reflects the work that public-health teams are doing tracing people around the province to prevent the spread and stop outbreaks.
“Remember, we can all help public health teams in contact tracing by using the skills we have learned: Keep gatherings small, have a designated ‘contact keeper,’ limit time with others, maintain physical distance, and always stay home if you’re feeling unwell.
“What we do each day protects us, our families and friends and our communities. Let’s continue to work together to bend the curve not the rules.”