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About 3,000 people in B.C. under COVID-19 monitoring, 97 new positive cases

BY The Canadian Press, Sep 15, 2020 5:34 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

(File) -  British Columbia'sProvincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry giving her views during a press conference. - (B.C. Government)

BC is reporting 97 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths, leaving the death toll at 219.

Heath officials say a new outbreak has been detected at the Opal retirement residence in Vancouver, meaning 11 long-term care or assisted-living facilities have ongoing outbreaks.

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Doctor Bonnie Henry say in a joint statement that the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 has ticked up to 63.

There are 1,590 active cases in BC, while 3,000 people remain under active monitoring by public health workers after exposure to known cases.

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