Eighty-four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in B.C.
In total, 629 people are currently infected with the novel coronavirus and 2,026 people are “under active public health monitoring” through contact tracing, according to the latest statement from the ministry of health Friday (Aug. 14).
Of those, 12 people are in hospital, with four in intensive care.
There have been no new deaths, leaving the total at 196.
That brings the total number of cases province-wide to 4,358 since the start of the pandemic. Since then, 3,533 people have recovered.
There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Queen’s Park Care Centre in New Westminster,, and there are currently seven long-term care or assisted-living facilities with active outbreaks.
Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry are urging everyone to “stay strong and hold the line” this weekend.
The statement added that British Columbians have it within their ability to make the changes needed to bend the pandemic curve back down and continue in the B.C. restart, with the combined efforts of everyone.
In Thursday’s (Aug. 13) update, Henry and Dix showed modelling projections that shows a current trend of the province recording around 75 new cases each day, which could continue into September.
– With files from Ashley Wadhwani