There were 97 new cases of COVID-19 reported across B.C. on Tuesday — including six in Interior Health.
There are now 1,590 active cases of the virus in the province and 3,001 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 2,608 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 3,784 in the Fraser Health region, 195 in the Island Health region, 479 in the Interior Health region, 225 in the Northern Health region and 85 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
In IH there have been six new tests positive for COVID-19 for a total of 19 active cases, including one in hospital.
There have been 5,548 people who tested positive that have recovered.
Currently, 63 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, and 20 of those are in intensive care.
There were no new COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, for a total of 219 deaths in B.C. to date.
There has been one new health-care facility outbreak in the Vancouver Coastal Health region for a total of 11 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities that currently have active outbreaks.
There were no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events.
Alerts are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website, as well as on health authorities’ websites, providing details on where the potential exposure occurred and what actions to take — whether you need to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms.
As teachers and youth get back to the classroom, public health teams have been working closely with schools to manage and contact trace any time a COVID-19 case arises.
“This is time to get ready for the fall and winter seasons, to set the routines that ensure we stick with six people and avoid activities that will put ourselves and those we care for at risk,” provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said in a press release.