VICTORIA — Testing for COVID-19 is being stepped up as the number of new cases increases in British Columbia.
Health Minister Adrian Dix and deputy provincial health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson say new testing centres and extended hours of service have been added in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions.
In a joint statement, they say the province can now complete 8,000 tests a day.
Another 68 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the province, bringing the active cases in the province to 798.
A total of 4,745 cases have been diagnosed in B.C., while 3,749 people have recovered.
The death toll remains at 198.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 19, 2020.
The Canadian Press