COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - August 13, 2020
We need to help the young people in our lives to rejoin the fight and to remind them we are counting on them. -- Health Minister Adrian Dix
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||78||578||4,274 (3,500 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
|HFH||Residents||53 (30 recovered)|
|Staff||35 (35 recovered)|
There are 78 new cases today. This brings the total number of cases in BC to 4,274.
By health authority: 1,306 VCH, 2,242 Fraser Health, 150 Island Health, 398 Interior Health, 106 Northern Health, and 72 who reside outside Canada.
There are currently 578 active cases. Of these cases, nine are in hospital, with four in the ICU.
No new deaths to report today.
There are now 3,500 people who have recovered.
1,878 close contacts are currently in isolation and being monitored by public health.
There are no new outbreaks in the health care system. Seven outbreaks, including the one at Holy Family, remain active.
One new community outbreak at the Okanagan Correctional Centre with three staff members involved.
Health Authorities continue to issue community exposure alerts for a number of places around the province and for flights arriving from outside the province.
Stronger messaging will be coming about social gatherings and private parties. Public health limits must be followed and will be enforced.
Dr. Bonnie Henry presented a modelling update today. Details are in the story below.
Learn how to enjoy the summer while being safe. Download Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Good Times Guide here: “Spread fun, not COVID-19.”
The start of the school year in B.C. has been delayed for students due to ongoing preparations linked to COVID-19.Teachers will return to school on Sept. 8th, and students are expected to start on Sept. 10th.
Community alerts and exposure events are now posted on the BCCDC website.
For today’s full statement, please click here.
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