BC health officials report 115 new coronavirus cases

Oct 7 2020, 4:04 pm

BC health officials said on Wednesday that 115 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincial total of recorded cases to 9,956.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said this equates to 3,644 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,119 in the Fraser Health region, 222 in the Island Health region, 557 in the Interior Health region, 325 in the Northern Health region and 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

“There are 1,387 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,042 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 71 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 15 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 244 deaths in British Columbia.

There have been no new healthcare facility outbreaks. The outbreak at Rideau Retirement Centre has been declared over. In total, 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

There are no new community outbreaks to report.

A total of 8,296 cases are now considered fully recovered in the province.

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