COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - July 20, 2020
“The number of new cases reported in the last three days is concerning. We’re starting to see an upward bend in our curve. We do have a possibility of having explosive growth in our outbreak if we’re not careful with how we progress over the summer. It is still in our hands to make a difference bending this curve.” -- Dr. Bonnie Henry
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||30||266||3,328 (2,873 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
|HFH||Residents||1||51 (17 recovered)|
|Staff||32 (22 recovered)|
102 new cases in British Columbia in the last 72 hours.
51 cases between Friday and Saturday.
19 cases between Saturday and Sunday.
32 cases between Sunday and Monday.
3,300 total cases of COVID-19 in BC, including:
1,042 in the Vancouver Coastal Health Region
1,713 in the Fraser Health Region
142 in the Island Health Region
280 in the Interior Health Region
69 in the Northern Health Region
54 from outside Canada
There are 253 active cases.
16 are in hospital and four are in ICU.
No new deaths reported today. 189 people have died from COVID-19 in BC.
In total, 2,858 people have fully recovered from COVID-19.
No new cases in the Site C work camp
There are over 60 cases connected to multiple exposures in the Kelowna area.
New modeling released today shows fatality rates in BC (since May 2020).
At LTC sites: 109 deaths out of 539 cases = 20.2% fatality rate
Other outbreaks: 133 deaths out of 1,028 cases = 12.9% fatality rate
Non outbreak cases: 50 deaths out of 1,950 cases = 2.6% fatality rate
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