COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - SEPTEMBER 3, 2020
“This upcoming long weekend, choose to go small, to spend time with your household bubble instead of a group of strangers, and choose to use the layers of protection, wherever you may go. Remember, we have the tools to be safe and we can make the right choices. To be successful in this next phase, we need to step back to safely move forward, so let’s all make the choices that will keep our communities, our elders, our loved ones and ourselves safe.”
-- Dr. Bonnie Henry
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||89||1,175||6,041 (4,644 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
There are 89 new cases and 1 epi-linked case. Total number of cases in the province is 6041.
By health authority: 2012 VCH, 3155 Fraser Health, 178 Island Health, 450 Interior Health, 167 Northern Health, and 79 who reside outside of Canada.
There are currently 1175 active cases. This includes 34 people in hospital, 11 of those patients are in critical care / ICU.
There has been one additional death in long-term care, bringing the total number of deaths to 210.
2801 people are currently under active public health surveillance.
4644 people are now fully recovered.
There are two new outbreaks in long-term care, one in Fraser Health and one in VCH.
There are a number of exposure events across B.C.
Dr. Bonnie Henry presented a modelling update this afternoon. Please see details below.
Education Minister Rob Fleming held a press conference today to announce more details of the return-to-school plan. Details are below.
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 or later, depending on their school and school district.
Community alerts and exposure events are now posted on the BCCDC website.
For today’s full statement, please click here.
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