Health officials announce 167 new coronavirus cases in BC

Oct 20 2020, 4:13 pm

Health officials in British Columbia have announced 167 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of known cases in the province to 11,854.

In a written statement on Tuesday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Deputy Minister of Health Stephen Brown said that broken down by health region, this equates to 4,175 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 6,366 in the Fraser Health region, 244 in the Island Health region, 624 in the Interior Health region, 357 in the Northern Health region and 88 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 1,688 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 4,156 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

There have been three new healthcare facility outbreaks at Evergreen Baptist Care Society, Good Samaritan Victoria Heights, and Sunset Manor. The outbreaks at George Derby, Langley Lodge and Chartwell Crescent Gardens have been declared over. In total, 17 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

Currently, 69 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 18 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There has been one new COVID-19-related death, for a total of 254 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 9,871 people who tested positive have recovered.

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