Over the weekend, the Health officials in British Columbia reported more 269 cases of COVID-19. This has pushed the province’s combined total to more than 5,000. On Monday, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, announcement marked the first time the province’s active caseload topped 900 and broke B.C.’s previous record for cases identified in a single day.
Henry indicated that the province still has a low rate of “undetected transmission,” sympathy attributed to the tireless work of contact-tracing teams. She also stated that they could find and connect most people who have this disease, but they want to keep it that way. She confirmed that they need to do their part to protect those people they know are more vulnerable to having a severe illness or dying from COVID-19.
From their last update on Friday, officials also reported that B.C.’s cases of coronavirus hospitalizations has increased to 18.
The number of patients in the ICU is still at five. Admissions in hospitals remain relatively low, despite being considered one of the most critical measures of the severity of the pandemic in B.C. There was a record of 109 new cases after Monday’s update covered three reporting periods, with the first, from Friday to Saturday. That was followed by 81 more from Saturday to Sunday and 79 from Sunday to Monday.
B.C.’s total number of infections was pushed to 4,068 after another 179 people recovered from the disease over the same period. There was one more COVID-19 fatality in the Fraser Health region, leading to 203 B.C.’s death toll. Henry and B.C.
Health Minister Adrian Dix stated that they offer their condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. That left 913 active cases, and after being exposed to confirmed cases of COVID-19, there are also 2,594 people under “active public health monitoring.”
The public health teams have noted another health care facility outbreak, in MSA Manor in the Fraser Health region. There are eight other active outbreaks in long-term care homes and assisted living facilities and one in an acute care facility.
Henry and Dix stated that the outbreak at Fraser Valley Packers Inc. had been declared over. They stated that they are monitoring “key indicators” of the way British Columbia is handling the pandemic. Henry added that it’s up to everyone to keep themselves safe.