Health officials announce 299 new coronavirus cases in BC

Nov 3 2020, 3:54 pm

Health officials in British Columbia have announced 299 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 15,800.

In a written statement on Tuesday, Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr. Réka Gustafson and BC Health Minister Adrian Dix said that broken down by health region, this equates to 4,993 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 9,234 in the Fraser Health region, 270 in the Island Health region, 788 in the Interior Health region, 425 in the Northern Health region and 90 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 3,017 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 6,888 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, 22 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been three new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 272 deaths in British Columbia.

There has been one new healthcare facility outbreak at Belvedere Care Centre. In total, 27 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks. There has also been one new community outbreak at Capella Dance Academy.

A total of 12,430 people who tested positive have recovered.

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