BC health officials announce 358 new coronavirus cases since Friday

Oct 5 2020, 3:10 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 358 new test-positive coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 9,739.

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 130 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 108 from Saturday to Sunday, and 120 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 3,580 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,980 in the Fraser Health region, 220 in the Island Health region, 548 in the Interior Health region, 322 in the Northern Health region and 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There were also four deaths that took place over the weekend, bringing the total number of fatalities in BC to 242.

There are 1,353 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 3,010 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 66 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 16 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The province said that 8,115 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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