World News – CA – COVID-19 confirmed at RIH construction site amid new daily records – Merritt Herald


The province of British Columbia once again set a new record of COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row, reaching 589

These figures include a new outbreak in the community at the construction site of the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops

« Today we are reporting 589 new cases, including five cases linked to the ear, for a total of 17,149 cases in British Columbia

« There are 3,741 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 7,887 people under active public health surveillance due to identified exposure to known cases and 13,035 people who tested positive have recovered

« Currently, 104 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, of whom 28 are in intensive care. Other people with COVID-19 are recovering at home by isolating themselves

“There have been 146 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 402 in the Fraser health region, five in the Island health region, 24 in the interior health region , 12 in the Northern Health Region and no new cases of people residing outside of Canada

« There have been two new deaths linked to COVID-19, for a total of 275 deaths in British Columbia We offer our condolences to all those who have lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic

« There have been six new outbreaks at health care facilities in Suncreek Village, Fort Langley Seniors Community, Northcrest Care Center, Fellburn Care Center – PATH Unit, Ridge Hospital Meadows and Langley Memorial Hospital Outbreak at Fair Haven Homes Burnaby Lodge declared over A total of 31 long-term or assisted living facilities and four acute care facilities have active outbreaks

« There has been a new outbreak in the community at the Royal Inland Hospital construction site There are still exhibition events in the province Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC website Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) and on the websites of all health authorities

« BCCDC has implemented SMS service for new cases of COVID-19 People in BC can now register to receive SMS notification of positive or negative test results, in addition to test results available through Health Gateway and other online portals For more information visit wwwbccdcca / results

« Keeping businesses open is important to all of us and we can all have confidence in the knowledge that the vast majority of businesses are doing all they can to keep their employees and customers safe across the province. allowed us to have as much as possible open in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

« As we have done with many sectors, public health teams are continually reviewing advice and working with business owners to help them overcome the challenges of COVID-19 and continue to operate safely

« Faced with the accumulation of storm clouds related to increased exposure and transmission in a particular area, we are intensifying inspections to identify gaps and, at times, increase the necessary safety measures. ‘is that if it is clearly demonstrated that a business or sector is unable to operate safely that businesses should shut down

“Right now, especially in the Lower Mainland, we are asking businesses to review their COVID-19 security plans to ensure that all steps are taken to protect everyone

« For employees and customers, you can also do your part and help businesses stay open by staying away if you’re not feeling well, using a mask inside and not asking. not for companies or their employees to bend the rules

« We have a COVID-19 curve in BC, and we all have a role to play in weathering this storm and pushing our curve back »

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