BC officially surpasses 10,000 coronavirus cases

Oct 8 2020, 3:12 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 100 new test-positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 10,066. 

In a press conference on Thursday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, this equates to 3,693 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,174 in the Fraser Health region, 223 in the Island Health region, 557 in the Interior Health region, 330 in the Northern Health region, and 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 1,394 active cases of COVID-19, and 3,319 people are currently self-isolating.

Currently, 76 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 17 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There has been one new COVID-19-related death, for a total of 245 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 8,398 people who tested positive have now recovered.

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