Coronavirus Canada updates: Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Island Health region

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Coronavirus Canada updates: B.C. reports 97 new COVID-19 cases, no new cases in Island Health
Coronavirus Canada updates: B.C. reports 97 new COVID-19 cases, no new cases in Island Health

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Island Health region, bringing the total to date to 168.

The number of new cases reported across B.C. was down significantly Tuesday at 58. An average of 90 new cases a day was reported over the weekend, with an all-time high of 109 new cases recorded between Friday and Saturday. Six new cases were reported in Island Health between Friday and Monday.

The province has seen a total of 5,242 infections with 925 active cases of COVID-19, while 4,114 people who tested positive have recovered.

There have been 203 deaths related to the novel coronavirus in B.C.

Fifteen of the Island cases are active, but no one is in hospital. Five deaths have been attributed to the virus in the region, and 148 people have recovered.

There are two outbreaks of COVID-19 at health-care facilities in the Fraser Health region, one at Bear Creek Villa and the other at Langley Memorial Hospital.

Health officials declared an outbreak at the hospital in Langley when a patient tested positive after being discharged Monday and noticed symptoms on returning home.

Dr. Elizabeth Brodkin, Fraser Health’s interim chief medical health officer, says they are working to identify how many people may have been exposed.

She says the hospital has put in place infection prevention and control measures including cleaning and strict personal protective equipment requirements.

On its website, Fraser Health says someone at Bear Creek Villa was diagnosed with COVID-19. It says residents and staff are being screened twice-daily for any signs of the illness.

Vancouver Coastal Health, meanwhile, is asking people who were at the Prive Kitchen and Bar to monitor themselves for potential symptoms of COVID-19. It says people could have been exposed to a possible infection during operating hours on Aug. 3, 6, 7, 8, 15, 16, and 17.

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