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BC COVID-19 intensive care occupancy increases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:26 PDT, Wed September 2, 2020

Fourteen British Columbians are in intensive care today due to COVID-19, health officials announced. This is an increase from yesterday’s count of four.

Additionally, two more people are hospitalized bringing that figure to 33. There were 104 new cases announced today, including six that are epidemiologically-linked, for a total of 5,952 cases since the pandemic began.

There are 1,127 active cases, 2,786 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 4,605 people who tested positive have recovered.

There were no new COVID-19 related deaths reported today. However, there was one new healthcare facility outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital, and the outbreak at Langley Memorial Hospital has been declared over. In total, eight longterm care or assisted living facilities and two acute care facilities have active outbreaks.

There were no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events.

Getting back to work and back to school is also about getting back to the basics with our COVID-19 safety measures, said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. Layers of protection should always be part of our daily routines to allow us to push our curve back down again.

For a list of community exposure events, click here.
For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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