BC health officials announce 817 new coronavirus cases since Friday

Oct 26 2020, 3:12 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 817 new test-positive coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 13,371.

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 317 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 293 from Saturday to Sunday, and 207 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 4,428 cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 7,529 in the Fraser Health region, 250 in the Island Health region, 639 in the Interior Health region, 383 in the Northern Health region and 88 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There were also three more deaths over the weekend.

There are currently 2,325 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 5,077 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 77 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 26 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“There have been four new health-care facility outbreaks at Queen’s Park Care Centre, Amenida Seniors Community, Agassiz Seniors Community and Banfield Pavilion 4 West,” said Henry. “The outbreaks at Chartwell Carrington House Retirement Residence, Thornebridge Gardens and Point Grey Hospital have been declared over.”

In total, 19 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

As well, “there has been one new community outbreak at the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre,” she said. “The outbreak at the FedEx Office at the Kelowna International Airport has been declared over.”

Henry said that 10,734 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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