BC health officials report 217 new coronavirus cases

Oct 27 2020, 3:51 pm

BC health officials said on Tuesday that 217 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total to 13,588.

In a written statement, BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that by specific health region, this equates to 4,476 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 7,674 in the Fraser Health region, 250 in the Island Health region, 717 in the Interior Health region, 383 in the Northern Health region and 88 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 2,322 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 5,101 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. Currently, 84 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 27 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 259 deaths in British Columbia.

There have been two new healthcare facility outbreaks at Felburn Care Centre and St. Michael’s Centre. In total, 21 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

A total of 10,954 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

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