BC health officials announce 1,120 new coronavirus cases since Friday

Nov 2 2020, 3:22 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 1,120 new test-positive coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 15,501.

During a joint press conference on Monday, Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr. Réka Gustafson and BC Health Minister Adrian Dix said there were 352 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 389 from Saturday to Sunday, and 379 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, Gustafson said this equates to 234 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 830 new cases in the Fraser Health region, nine new cases in the Island Health region, 36 new cases in the Interior Health region, 10 new cases in the Northern Health region and 90 new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There were also six more deaths over the weekend,  for a total of 269 deaths in the province, since the pandemic began.

There are currently 2,945 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 6,448 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Three new healthcare outbreaks have also been reported, for a total of 28 active outbreaks in healthcare settings across the province.

Currently, 90 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 19 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

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