B.C. announces 132 new COVID-19 cases, one additional outbreak at care home

VICTORIA — British Columbia is reporting an additional 132 cases of COVID-19 and one new outbreak at a health-care facility.

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry say the outbreak at Evergreen Hamlets in Surrey is the 14th long-term care or assisted-living facility to have an active outbreak.

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Three acute-care facilities also have outbreaks.

The Fraser Health Authority says a staff member at Evergreen Hamlets tested positive for the virus and is in self-isolation at home.

In a joint statement, Dix and Henry say there were no additional deaths.

There have been a total of 6,962 cases of COVID-19 in B.C., with 1,461 active cases.

Another 3,198 people are being monitored because of an exposure to known cases.

Forty-nine people are in hospital being treated for COVID-19, including 10 in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Sept. 11, 2020.

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