Coronavirus Canada updates: British Columbia reports one of its highest daily increases in months

Coronavirus update: 1,005 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC
Coronavirus update: 1,005 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC

British Columbia reported 50 newly identified patients of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, as its concerning case trend continues.

It’s the biggest jump in daily cases since July 18, and the second biggest since April 28.

The latest update marks the 21st day of the last 23 that the province has recorded at least 20 cases. Before the recent stretch, it had not surpassed the 20-daily case mark since June 3.

Throughout the pandemic, there have been 3,641 cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia. That includes 3,168 people who have recovered (up by 13 since Thursday). Of the 278 active cases of COVID-19, there remain five people in hospital and two in intensive care.

The death toll is now 195, after a COVID-19 related death in the Vancouver Coastal Health region in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch.

“There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Dania Home in the Fraser Health region. There are now two long-term care facilities and one acute-care facility with active outbreaks,” said a press release by health officials.


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