Since the last report (three days ago), there have been 287 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 5,358 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: 13,875
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 4,545 (previously 4,476)
- Fraser Health: 7,863 (previously 7,674)
- Island Health: 253 (previously 250)
- Interior Health: 727 (previously 717)
- Northern Health: 399 (previously 383)
- 88 (previously 88) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 2,316 (previously 2,322)
- Hospitalized cases: 87 (previously 84)
- Intensive care: 25 (previously 27)
- Two new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 261)
- Recovered: 10,954 (previously, 10,954)
- 797,381 individuals have been tested as of Oct 27, 2020
(was 792,224 individuals have been tested as of Oct 27, 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:
“The new order is about ensuring what happens in our homes is in step with what we are doing elsewhere. Just as we need to keep our groups to no more than six when we go to restaurants, we must also keep our groups small at home.
“We can still spend time with our friends and family, but right now we must all keep to our ‘safe six’ only or take our events outside, where it is far easier to maintain a safe physical distance.
“Let’s save the parties for when it is safe for everyone to celebrate. If you are planning a wedding in your home, make it your immediate family only and save the celebration for next year. If you are organizing a birthday party for your children, only invite those small number of friends from your close social circle, not the entire class or sports team. The things we do at parties and celebrations including talking, hugging and eating and drinking together indoors are much riskier than our normal school or work activities.
“And unlike our schools and workplaces, most homes do not have space for everyone to keep a safe distance from others, nor do our homes have the layers of protection – the physical barriers, one-way pathways and the use of masks – that are part of school and work COVID-19 safety plans.
“Now is the time for us to take a step back from our in-person social events and gatherings, and connect virtually instead. This will help to protect our loved ones, our seniors, Elders and our communities as we move forward.”
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)