COVID-19 Medical Staff Bulletin - September 14, 2020
We know what we need to do, now is the time to do it. We need to hold our line and stand strong against COVID-19. - Dr. Bonnie Henry
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||317||1594||7279 (5446 have recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
There are three reporting periods since the last update: Friday to Saturday 137 new cases, Saturday to Sunday 119 new cases, Sunday to Monday 61 new cases.
Total for weekend is 317 new cases, with 4 epi linked cases.
Current total in BC: There have been 7279 people diagnosed with COVID-19.
By health authority: 2557 VCH, 3754 Fraser Health, 195 Island Health, 473 Interior Health, 216 Northern Health, and 84 people who reside outside of Canada.
There are currently 1594 active cases in the province. Of these cases, 58 people are in hospital, 16 of these patients are in critical care / ICU.
There were six additional deaths this past weekend, bringing the total number of deaths in BC to 219 people. Five of the six deaths were elders in the LTC system - four in Fraser Health, one in VCH, and the first death in the Northern Health area.
3047 people are under active public health surveillance.
5446 people in BC have recovered.
No new outbreaks, but four outbreaks are now declared over including Holy Family’s second outbreak.
There continues to be community exposure events around the province. Please check the exposure websites regularly.
Regarding wildfire smoke, this is of particular concern with those who have underlying lung disease, the very young and elders. Pregnant women can also be very affected.
Outdoor exercise should be avoided right now until skies clear.
Mask wearing can help, particularly if well-fitting, surgical mask or a cloth mask for multiple layers.
There can be confusion over smoky air symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms.
The number of new cases is placing a heavy strain on our public health teams and is a concern for public health officials. We need to do our part with the choices we make everyday.
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