COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - AUGUST 27, 2020
"As parents take the time to review the back-to-school plans for their schools and districts, they can take confidence in knowing the plans were built from widespread input from B.C.’s education experts, combined with the latest public health research from around in the world. Children in B.C. will join millions of others globally who are going back to in-class learning. We will be there to support our children as they learn and adapt to the new school experience in British Columbia." -- Dr. Bonnie Henry
Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||68||906||5,372 (4,253 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
Today, there are 68 news cases for a total of 5,372 cases in British Columbia.
There are 906 active cases in the province and 4,253 people who tested positive have recovered.
By health authority: 1,737 VCH, 2,818 Fraser Health, 173 Island Health, 429 Interior Health, 137 Northern Health, and 78 who reside outside Canada.
There has been one new COVID-19 related death in the Fraser Health region for a total of 204 deaths in B.C. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, 22 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, seven of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. In total, 9 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.
There has been one new community outbreak with seven confirmed cases at a construction site for a water treatment plant in the Interior Health region.
Lastly, B.C. is reporting its first cases of suspect Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Adolescents, or MIS-C. There have been eight such cases diagnosed by BC Children's Hospital specialist pediatricians between March and August. To date, eight suspected cases have been reported at BC Children’s Hospital, although importantly, all have tested negative for COVID-19 and have had no known contact with reported cases.
Please note: there is a new Vancouver COVID-19 Testing Site in Vancouver Community College (VCC): North parking lot # 865 (entrance on 7th Avenue between Keith and Glen Drive). This site is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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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Elaine Yong, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
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