Health officials announce 272 new coronavirus cases in BC

Oct 30 2020, 3:55 pm

Health officials in British Columbia have announced 272 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of known cases in the province to 14,381.

In a written statement on Friday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, this equates to 4,664 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 8,219 in the Fraser Health region, 256 in the Island Health region, 741 in the Interior Health region, 412 in the Northern Health region, and 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 2,390 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 6,003 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 78 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 have been three new healthcare facility outbreaks: at Hawthorne Seniors Care Community, CareLife Fleetwood and Queen’s Park Hospital unit 3C NMSK 2. The outbreaks at Fort Langley Seniors Community, The Village and Sunset Manor and Good Samaritan Victoria Heights have been declared over. In total, 24 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks,” noted officials.

There has also been one new community outbreak at Suncor Firebag Oil sands.

“There continue to be exposure events around the province. Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website and on all health authorities’ websites,” reads the statement.

There has been one new COVID-19-related death, for a total of 263 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 11,670 people who tested positive have recovered.

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