Since the last report (yesterday), there have been 256 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 4,637 people who are under active public health monitoring.
- Total confirmed cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 12,554
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 4,319 (previously 4,260)
- Fraser Health: 6,864 (previously 6,720)
- Island Health: 250 (previously 249)
- Interior Health: 662 (previously 644)
- Northern Health: 371 (previously 365)
- 88 (previously 88) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 2,009 (previously 1,920)
- Hospitalized cases: 75 (previously 71)
- Intensive care: 24 (previously 24)
- No new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 256)
- Recovered: 10,247 (previously, 10,114)
- 763,292 individuals have been tested as of Oct 23, 2020
(was 736,637 individuals have been tested as of Oct 21, 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
From today’s statement:
“In recent days, we have seen a number of new outbreaks of COVID-19 in the community and in long-term care facilities. Contact-tracing teams throughout our province are working around the clock to stop further spread, but it requires all of us to do our part to be successful in these efforts.
“This is our opportunity and the time to take a step back from our social interactions and keep our groups small this weekend. In doing this, we show our appreciation and support for the important work of contact tracers.
“It is also the time to show kindness to those around us. None of us know the stories and experiences of those around us, so let’s make this weekend one of compassion and care for everyone.”
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)