BC officially surpasses 11,000 coronavirus cases

Oct 15 2020, 3:19 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 142 new test-positive coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 11,034.

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, this equates to 3,974 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,800 in the Fraser Health region, 239 in the Island Health region, 587 in the Interior Health region, 345 in the Northern Health region and 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There have been no deaths, however, leaving the total number of virus-related fatalities in BC at 250.

There are 1,494 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 3,683 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 74 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 24 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The province said that 9,257 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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