BC health officials report 335 new coronavirus cases

Nov 5 2020, 12:28 am

BC health officials said on Wednesday that 335 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total to 16,135.

In a written statement, officials said that by specific health region, this equates to 5,097 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 9,439 in the Fraser Health region, 274 in the Island Health region, 803 in the Interior Health region, 432 in the Northern Health region, and 90 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 3,120 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 7,133 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. Currently, 92 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 25 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There has been one new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 273 deaths in British Columbia.

“There have been three new health-care facility outbreaks at Hawthorne Seniors Care Community, White Rock Senior Village and Village at Mill Creek. The outbreak at Peace Portal Seniors Village has been declared over. In total, 29 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks,” stated officials.

There has been one new community outbreak at La Casa resort in West Kelowna.

A total of 12,659 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered.

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