BC health officials report 287 new coronavirus cases

Oct 28 2020, 4:09 pm

BC health officials said on Wednesday that 287 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total to 13,875.

In a written statement, BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that by specific health region, this equates to 4,545 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 7,863 in the Fraser Health region, 253 in the Island Health region, 727 in the Interior Health region, 399 in the Northern Health region and 88 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 2,316 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 5,358 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. Currently, 87 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 25 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been two new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 261 deaths in British Columbia.

There has been a new healthcare facility outbreak at PICS assisted-living facility. The outbreaks at Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion and at Delta Hospital have been declared over. In total, 21 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility have active outbreaks.

There has been one new community outbreak at the Okanagan Men’s Centre.

A total of 11,244 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered.

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