BC health officials announce 499 new coronavirus cases since Friday

Oct 19 2020, 3:13 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 499 new test-positive coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 11,687.

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 172 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 153 from Saturday to Sunday, and 174 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 4,146 cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 6,244 in the Fraser Health region, 243 in the Island Health region, 611 in the Interior Health region, 355 in the Northern Health region and 88 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There were also two more deaths over the weekend.

There are currently 1,689 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 4,028 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 67 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.

The province said that 5,972 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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