Smoke complicates COVID-19 pandemic as five new Island Health cases confirmed

Cheryl Sanders
September 15, 2020

"Covid-19 is an evolving pandemic and NPHET is committed to adapting advice and guidelines based on emerging evidence", he added.

The province also reported 318 new cases over the past three days. There were no new hospitalizations in the county since Saturday. Among jail workers, the county reports there have been a total of 15 positive cases - two new ones within the past week.

There are no new healthcare outbreaks or community outbreaks to report.


Meanwhile, a total of 5,273 people have recovered from the virus in B.C. Unless otherwise noted, all cases are self-isolating at home.

A further 3,047 people are now under active monitoring by public health after confirmed contact with a positive case.

Health officials Monday also said they have designated 14,470 people as having recovered from the disease, though the number is nearly certainly higher because of gaps in reporting.


During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 137 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 119 from Saturday to Sunday, and 61 from Sunday to Monday.

The county's website is reporting outcomes in 8,410 cases - where 8,049 are assumed to be recovered and 361 have died.

Monday's cases included 11 infections among state inmates in Lea County. Of those cases, 14,378 have been hospitalized with 3,097 admitted to the ICU. The age range of those testing posting is less than 1 year old to 109 years of age.


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