For a 2nd working day, new case numbers stay far bigger than counts more than former weeks.

B.C. provincial health and fitness officer Dr. Bonnie Henry offered an update on information at today’s B.C. COVID-19 briefing that confirmed that the province’s curve continues to development upward and that most of new situations are amid youthful older people.

In the meantime, Wellbeing Minister Adrian Dix introduced some forthcoming developments to their method, together with enforcement and a new social media system.

In addition, various situations have been verified at supermarkets, a dance studio, a mall, various flights, and Trump Tower.

Dr. Henry introduced 78 new verified situations right now. (Yesterday, the new case count jumped up from forty six on August eleven to eighty five situations to attain stages not noticed since March and April.)

The cumulative provincial overall for the duration of the pandemic is now at 4,274 situations, with:

  • one,306 situations in Vancouver Coastal Wellbeing
  • 2,242 in Fraser Wellbeing
  • 150 in Island Wellbeing
  • 398 Interior Wellbeing
  • 106 in Northern Wellbeing
  • 72 situations amid people today who live outside the house Canada.

At this time, there are 578 lively situations, together with nine people today in healthcare facility (4 of individuals sufferers are in intensive treatment models).

There are at the moment one,878 people today who are in isolation because of to possible COVID-19 exposures.

As there are not any new healthcare outbreaks, there stay seven lively outbreaks in longterm treatment amenities and one in acute treatment, for a cumulative overall of 679 situations (409 people and 270 employees) for the duration of the pandemic.

There is one new local community outbreak, which has taken location at the Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver, B.C. where by a few employees associates have examined beneficial.

Luckily, there are not any new deaths right now, leaving the overall fatalities at 196 deaths.

A overall of 3,500 people today have recovered.

B.C. provincial health and fitness officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
Province of British Columbia

Vancouver Coastal Wellbeing has additional Ivy Lounge (3rd floor at 1161 West Georgia Road) at Trump Tower Vancouver to the list of spots where by possible COVID-19 exposures have taken location. The incident happened from ten p.m. on August 7 to the closing time at 2 a.m. on August eight.

Sobeys has outlined two Safeway spots in Surrey where by 4 COVID-19 situations might have been current:

  • August 4: employee previous worked on July thirty at 8860 152nd Road
  • August 9: employee previous worked on August one at 8860 152nd Road
  • August eleven: employee previous worked on August one at 8860 152nd Road
  • August eleven: employee previous worked on August one at 12825 16th Avenue.

Harbour Dance Centre (3rd floor, 927 Granville Road) mentioned that one of its instructors examined beneficial for the coronavirus on August eleven, who probably contracted the virus at a dance local community bash on August 2.

In addition, a scholar examined beneficial just after returning from China. Though the source of an infection continues to be unclear, the scholar might have been asymptomatic even though at Harbour Dance.

Any one who was attending the subsequent lessons need to get safety measures:

• Advanced Choreography at eight p.m. on August 4

• Highly developed Choreography at one:forty five p.m. on August 6

• Jazz Funk at 2 p.m. on August 7

• Intro Hip-Hop at twelve:forty five p.m. on August eight.

The dance studio shut on August eleven for cleaning and designs to reopen just after ten days with new procedures.

CTV Information described right now that possible exposure incidents might have taken location at Bell Mobility and Saje Pure Wellness merchants found in the Pacific Centre mall (701 West Georgia Road). Dates and total aspects have not been specified still.

Various a lot more flights have been verified with COVID-19:

  • July 24: Air Canada flight 119 from Toronto to Vancouver, rows twelve to 18
  • July 27: WestJet flight 186 from Vancouver to Edmonton, rows 2 to eight
  • July 29: KLM flight 681 from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Vancouver, rows 31 to 35
  • July thirty: WestJet flight 186 from Vancouver to Edmonton, rows 6 to twelve
  • August 7: Aeromexico flight 696 from Mexico Town to Vancouver, rows fourteen to 20.

Any one who was at these spots or on these flights need to decrease call with others even though checking by themselves for signs or symptoms for fourteen days just after the specified dates. Any one who develops signs or symptoms need to quickly self-isolate and call 811 for testing.

Henry offered a modelling update for July 31 to August 6.

Inside this time time period, there were 8 people today hospitalized for a overall of 550 sufferers (fourteen p.c of all situations), and the average age is sixty nine a long time old.

There has only been one death in August so far. The average age for fatalities (5 p.c of all situations) has been eighty five a long time old.

The average age of all situations is 48 a long time old.

Though lots of people today stay worried about universities restarting before long, Henry confirmed that situations among youngsters stay reduced.

So far, there have only been 78 situations (two p.c of situations in B.C.) amid youngsters below ten a long time of age, with two of individuals acquiring to be hospitalized.

From individuals aged ten to 19 a long time old, there have been 162 situations (4 p.c of situations), with only one case requiring hospitalization.

None of these situations have demanded intensive treatment and there have not been any deaths among these teams.

Both of those of these age teams have been beneath the percentages that they represent in the in general inhabitants in the province (nine p.c for youngsters below ten a long time of age and ten p.c for individuals from ten to 19 a long time of age). 

In distinction, youthful older people (20 to 39 a long time old) now represent a “disproportionate proportion of our cases”, with 35 p.c of all situations are inside this age variety when compared to their inhabitants illustration of 27 p.c.

The primary exposure web pages for youthful older people have shifted from transmission inside households to areas like bars, nightclubs, and social functions (from about 20 p.c in Phase one to sixty p.c of situations in Phase 3).

Like more youthful age teams, there have not been any deaths in this age variety.

Henry expressed issues about the curve continuing to climb upward but she emphasised British Columbians are capable of encouraging to change this direction.

“Right now, we have it inside our capability to make the alterations we need to have to bend that curve back again down,” Henry claimed and reminded absolutely everyone to observe the actions that she has recurring at each briefing, from bodily distancing to maintaining compact numbers of contacts.

B.C. Wellbeing Minister Adrian Dix (with provincial health and fitness officer Dr. Bonnie Henry)
Province of British Columbia

Henry claimed that they do use research on social media to notice what is taking place.

She pointed out that there are also lots of points circulating on social media that are incorrect—she claimed she obtained quite a few outraged messages that, on investigation, turned out to be in relation to a thing transpiring in 2017.

In the meantime, Dix claimed that he will be meeting with influencers on a variety of platforms to make a community that will assist “to lengthen the attain of the messages that we’re placing out and permit people today, and stimulate people today, to set the messages in their individual terms that Dr. Henry has delivered”.

A single location that will be dealt with will be non-public events which he claimed have been “a sizeable source of problems”. He claimed that messages will include discouraging people today from attending events where by there isn’t bodily distancing and alcoholic beverages is current.

He additional that they are inquiring absolutely everyone to be influencers because people today most probably impacted are “people who you really like and the people today you know closely”.

Dix issued a warning to any one imagining of holding events.

“I want to make it distinct that this weekend, that if you have banquet halls where by non-public events get location, you will be observing environmental health and fitness officers and people today in public health and fitness, and it is our expectation that the limitations on the selection of people today at events will be in location this weekend in all places in B.C. that we can get at,” he claimed. “We’re likely to be certain that that expectation is adopted in all places, and need to it not be adopted, inevitably, effects have to stick to.”

Dix pointed out that Interior Wellbeing only experienced two lively situations ahead of a widespread outbreak relevant to Canada Working day very long weekend incidents. Soon after that, the selection of lively situations, he claimed, shot up into the 80s in early July.

However, health and fitness authority groups and nearby communities worked alongside one another and there are now only thirteen lively situations in the region, Dix claimed.

“Our challenge, in Metro Vancouver, is to also stick to that route,” he claimed.

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