BC health officials report 85 new coronavirus cases

Clay Curtis
August 13, 2020

Premier John Horgan made the announcement alongside Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, explaining that public health teams usually follow up on the close connections of people who've tested positive for the virus, but more resources are needed during this pandemic.

The health department reported no new deaths due to COVID-19 Wednesday.

The new deaths bring Taney County's total to nine. That's up from 101,745 reported Tuesday, a 776-case increase, which is lower than the 996-case increase reported from Monday to Tuesday. Of those, there are two patients in intensive care.

Nonetheless, Horgan said he's concerned about the rising number of cases among young people, particularly those connected to large parties. The cases we are seeing today reflect exposures from a week to 10 days ago.

"We are sorry to announce four additional COVID-19 deaths of Taney County residents".

Where are the new COVID-19 cases?

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Louis players and 1 staff members member examined beneficial for COVID-19 more than the earlier two days. The team hasn't played since July 29, and with Monday's game now scrapped, are up to 11 missed contests.

The province says reducing the number of people with the flu will help alleviate the burden on provincial laboratory testing infrastructure, and protects acute-care capacity in B.C.'s hospitals as respiratory illness season approaches this fall. No new community outbreaks either, and the outbreak at the Krazy Cherry Fruit Co.in the Interior Health region has been declared over.

So far, India has recorded 23,29,638 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 46,091 deaths.

Henry and Dix ask that British Columbians continue to practise physical distancing, stay home if feeling unwell and have a designated "contact keeper" if they go to social gatherings or eat at restaurants.

However, eight health-care outbreaks are ongoing across the province, including seven in long-term care or assisted living facilities and one at an acute-care facility.

"Many of the people who are doing this on a day-to-day basis across public health do other very important public health work as well", she said.

"We must all keep working together to protect people's health, homes and livelihoods, and to get our province back on track".

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