BC health officials announce 119 new coronavirus cases

Oct 9 2020, 3:18 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 119 new test-positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 10,185.

In a written statement on Friday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, this equates to 3,728 cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,253 in the Fraser Health region, 225 in the Island Health region, 559 in the Interior Health region, 331 in the Northern Health region and 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 1,406 active cases of COVID-19 and 3,180 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 68 individuals are hospitalized, 19 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 245 deaths in British Columbia.

“There has been one new healthcare facility outbreak at the Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre. In total, 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities have active outbreaks,” reads the statement.

There are no new community outbreaks.

“Let’s do all we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19 by ensuring we always use our layers of protection this long weekend,” noted Henry.

“The care we show each other today will help protect all of us tomorrow, so let’s make this Thanksgiving about safe connections and safe celebrations.”

A total of 8,502 people who tested positive have now recovered.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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