BC health officials report 58 new coronavirus cases
Aug 27 2020
"Currently, 22 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, seven of whom are in intensive care". Upon notification of the positive result, the school implemented its COVID-19 protocol and began working with the Franklin County Health Department to provide seating charts, bus information, and more to help identify those whom the student had come in contact with through the middle school.
BC Health officials announced 58 new cases of COVID-19 today (Tuesday) for a total of 5,242 cases provincewide, 1 new case was reported in Northern Health, raising the region's total to 128.
Streator, which is mostly in La Salle County, has had 206 cases.
Most of the cases in B.C. have either been in the Vancouver Coastal Health region or the Fraser Health region with 1,683 and 2,762 cases in each, respectively.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (whose data can sometimes lag behind county reports): Pontiac has had 43 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, Dwight has had 24 cases, Fairbury has had 16, Long Point has had 12, Forrest has had 12 and Cornell has had 10.
"We know when there's more people than that the chances of somebody coming in with the virus and potentially spreading it go up dramatically", she said pointing to parties that led to clusters of cases.
Dix and Henry's statement also pointed to the other ongoing health crisis in B.C., as numbers on overdose deaths in the province were released earlier in the day.
A total of 4,114 people have recovered from COVID-19 in B.C.
"We have adapted our personal activities and our businesses, because we now understand what we need to do to keep ourselves and those around us safe", the pair said.