Since the last report (three days ago), there have been 217 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 5,101 people who are under active public health monitoring.
Note, Halloween recommendations are available on the BC CDC website. No Halloween parties please!
- Total confirmed cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 13,371
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 4,476 (previously 4,428)
- Fraser Health: 7,674 (previously 7,529)
- Island Health: 250 (previously 250)
- Interior Health: 717 (previously 693)
- Northern Health: 383 (previously 383)
- 88 (previously 88) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 2,322 (previously 2,325)
- Hospitalized cases: 84 (previously 77)
- Intensive care: 27 (previously 26)
- No new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 259)
- Recovered: 10,954 (previously, 10,734)
- 792,224 individuals have been tested as of Oct 27, 2020
(was 763,292 individuals have been tested as of Oct 23, 2020)
- Suspected Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children or MIS-C: 16
One child under 5 has tested positive for MIS-C and COVID-19; that child is fully recovered
In today’s statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry noted the following:
“Always using our layers of protection reduces the potential for the virus to spread and is an important part of our COVID-19 response in B.C.
“In addition to washing our hands often and staying home when ill, our protective layers include limiting our time with people outside of our household, keeping our groups small, giving people the space to stay safe and if that is challenging, using a non-medical mask.
“A mask is especially helpful in public indoor spaces where you don’t know the people around you and the risks they may have.
“As a result, the expectation is that masks will be worn within public areas of health-care facilities, shopping malls, grocery stores, community centres and other public spaces – as you enter, exit and move around.
“Public indoor spaces are quite different from our schools, offices and businesses that have established learning groups and work cohorts, supported by comprehensive COVID-19 safety plans.
“Getting through our COVID-19 storm requires all of us to do our part without exception, so let’s support each other to do the right thing today.”
If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online. If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.
Access the BC COVID-19 dashboard for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more:
Cases by Health Service Delivery Area
Click here (Updated weekly on Thursdays)