COVID cases in North Vancouver Island

BC health officials announced 139 new cases of COVID on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at which point there were 42 people in hospitals and 14 of these receiving critical care. The number of confirmed cases among members of the Tla’amin Nation, who attended a funeral and wake in Powell River, has risen to seven. The number of COVID cases in North Vancouver Island is much lower. 

The BC Centre for Disease Control releases more localized data every Thursday. 

Illustration by Roy L Hales

Cases in North Vancouver Island

While there have been nine new cases on Vancouver Island, in the week since September 3rd, only one of these is from the area north from Courtenay. There isn’t a single COVID patient in any hospital on Vancouver Island. 

The last report specific to the greater Campbell River area, which includes Cortes, Quadra and the rest of the Discovery Islands, is for confirmed cases up until July 31 of this year. There were 12 cases at that time, most of which have now recovered.

Top photo credit: Campbell River by Darren Kirby via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

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