1,853 new COVID-19 Cases Recorded in BC Since Friday

    The provincial health officials of British Columbia announced on Monday that there are 1,853 new COVID-19 test-positive cases in the region.

    This increase in infected individuals has been tracked since Friday, which brings the total number of active cases in BC to 5,918.

    According to a statement released by Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, 176 of the recently documented test-positive individuals are under hospital care, 91 of whom are being monitored in the intensive care unit. The rest are at home in self-quarantine.

    The statement also specified that 769 cases were tallied between August 27 and August 28. Moreover, 581 cases were logged between August 28 and August 29 and 503 between August 29 and 30.

    In addition to the new COVID-19 test-positive cases in the province, there were seven recent fatalities linked to the virus in BC. Three were recorded in Interior Health, one in Northern Health, two in Island Health, and one in Fraser Health.

    Since the pandemic began, 1,814 deaths have been documented in the region due to COVID-19 complications.

    So far, a total of 165,413 COVID-19 test-positive cases have been recorded in BC, with 157,419 of whom have already fully recovered.

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