BC health officials report 102 new coronavirus cases

Oct 6 2020, 3:17 pm

BC health officials said on Tuesday that 102 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincial total of recorded cases to 9,841.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, said this equates to 3,612 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,038 in the Fraser Health region, 221 in the Island Health region, 556 in the Interior Health region, 324 in the Northern Health region and 90 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

“There are 1,384 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,089 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 8,184 people who tested positive have recovered,” stated officials.

Currently, 71 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 16 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been two new COVID-19-related deaths for a total of 244 deaths in BC.

“There have been no new healthcare facility outbreaks. In total, 16 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities have active outbreaks,” reads the statement.

There are no new community outbreaks to report.

“People are doing the right thing and, as evidenced by the latest modelling data, individual actions are making a difference for all of us to stay safe and strong in the face of COVID-19,” stated officials.

“Public health measures are a part of our ‘new normal.’ As a result, we are starting to flatten our curve once again.”

A total of 8,184 cases are now considered fully recovered in the province.

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