B.C.’s COVID-19 update for Sept. 1
Kootenay Street Village outbreak declared over
As of Wednesday, Sept. 1, B.C. is reporting 785 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 166,853 cases in the province.
There are currently 5,873 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 158,900 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 199 individuals are in hospital and 112 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Note: Intensive care numbers are a subset of the total in hospital. They are not in addition to the number of people in hospital.
The new/active cases include:
* 266 new cases in Interior Health (total active cases: 2,299);
* 246 new cases in Fraser Health (total active cases: 1,504);
* 110 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (total active cases: 1,042);
* 94 new cases in Northern Health (total active cases: 483);
* 69 new cases in Island Health (total active cases: 538).
In the past 24 hours, two new deaths have been reported in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Island Health regions, for an overall total of 1,818.
There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Arbutus Care Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health).
The outbreak at Kootenay Street Village (Interior Health) has been declared over, for a total of 19 active outbreaks, with none in the East Kootenay.
The provincial government stated in this media release that it would provide the second half of this report later today.
Lead image: Kootenay Street Village. e-KNOW file photo