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More COVID-19 cases identified in Brandon Regional Health Centre

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Patty Aguilar | 02 September, 2020, 01:37

More COVID-19 cases are appearing in northern B.C., as proven by today's (Aug. 31) update from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. As well, four more people died from the disease over the weekend.

As of Monday afternoon, there are 5,790 cases in all of B.C. since the pandemic began in January.

The total comprises 826 community contacts, 483 people without any known exposures, 237 travellers and 73 people who remain under investigation by local public health officials.

Currently, there are 1,124 active cases across the province, 2,761 people are under active health monitoring, and 4,505 individuals who tested positive have recovered. "We've talked many times about how we will likely have a second wave".

"We travelled, we enjoyed our province, and many of us recharged".

"We need everyone to pay attention and step back from the social interactions we have had this summer, so when the cooler weather and respiratory season arrives, we are ready for the challenge". And the pressure on the health care system could increase with flu season.

The majority of Manitoba's current COVID-19 cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health region, which has 246 active cases.

There are now 10 active outbreaks at B.C. health-care centres - eight in long-term care and two in acute care.

Since Friday, one new outbreak has been identified at a long-term care home-Normanna Living-while outbreaks have been declared over at Dania Home and Holy Family Hospital.

Due to a low reported number of cases in communal living settings, the province will no longer report the number separately unless the number of active cases in those settings rises above 20.

The City of Brandon also announced two new positive cases within its ranks on Tuesday, a Brandon Fire and Emergency Services employee and a transit worker.

Dr. Henry also declared over Kelowna's community outbreak that followed the Canada Day long weekend in July. An outbreak on Haida Gwaii is also over.

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