Since the last report, there have been 429 more COVID-19 cases in B.C. (12 are epi-linked), with 3,063 (previously 2,792 ) people under active public health monitoring.
- 24-hour period ending Saturday: 123
- 24-hour period ending Sunday: 116
- 24-hour period ending Monday: 107
- 24-hour period ending Tuesday: 83
Sounding as stern as she ever has, provincial health officer Bonnie Henry definitely stated that everyone must cut back on social interactions, now.
She also noted that health orders(which for her are a “last resort”) around nightclubs and standalone banquet halls, and bars and other places serving alcohol have changed. Effective immediately, nightclubs and standalone banquet halls are ordered closed. Bars must issue their last call at 10 pm and must close by 11 pm. Places serving food can stay open, but the same timelines around alcohol (last call at 10 pm) apply.
Health Minister Adrian Dix notes that “We are going to be dealing with this pandemic for a long time.” There’s not an anticipated end in sight, as things stand right now.
While the number of new cases is high, community transmissions are still low and schools are still scheduled to open.
- Total confirmed cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 6,591
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 2,249 (previously 2,077)
- Fraser Health: 3,428 (previously 3,201)
- Island Health: 184 (previously 180)
- Interior Health: 460 (previously 451)
- Northern Health: 186 (previously 174)
- 79 (previously 79) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Hospitalized cases: 32 (previously 31)
- Intensive care: 12 (previously 12)
- Two new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 213)
- Active cases: 1,386 (previously 1,133)
- Recovered: 4,978(previously 4,706)
- 386,121 individuals have been tested as of Sep 8, 2020
- Suspected Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children or MIS-C (Kawasaki Disease): 8 (none tested positive for COVID-19, none had antibodies for COVID-19, none had known contacts with someone infected with COVID-19).
If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online. If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.
Watch the full announcement here.
Access the BC COVID-19 dashboard for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more:
Cases by Health Service Delivery Area
Click here (Updated weekly on Thursdays)