B.C. reports 121 new COVID-19 cases, active cases climb over 1,200

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B.C. health officials release a written statement with the daily COVID-19 numbers for Friday, Sept. 4. Legislative Bureau Chief Keith Baldrey has analysis and a long weekend message from Dr. Bonnie Henry. – Sep 4, 2020

British Columbia is headed into the Labour Day long weekend grappling with 1,233 cases of COVID-19.

Health officials released the data in a Friday statement, and confirmed another 121 new cases of the virus and one new death at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

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An outbreak was reported in the nephrology department of the hospital on Wednesday.

All but 10 of the cases were in the Lower Mainland.

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The fatality brought B.C.’s COVID-19 death toll to 211.

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Another 2,792 people across the province were self-isolating due to potential exposure to the virus.

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There were 31 people in hospital, 12 of them in intensive or critical care, and a new case was detected in a staff member at Delta’s KinVillage long-term care facility.

About 76 per cent of B.C.’s 6,162 total cases have recovered.


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