Since the last report (three days ago), there have been 817 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C. (11 of which are epi-linked), with 5,077 people who are under active public health monitoring. The three-day breakdown is as follows:
- 24 hour period ending Saturday: 317
- 24 hour period ending Sunday: 293
- 24 hour period ending Monday: 207
- Total confirmed cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 13,371
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 4,428 (previously 4,319)
- Fraser Health: 7,529 (previously 6,864)
- Island Health: 250 (previously 250)
- Interior Health: 693 (previously 662) (Dr. Henry said 639, but the print version reads 693)
- Northern Health: 383 (previously 371)
- 88 (previously 88) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 2,325 (previously 2,009)
- Hospitalized cases: 77 (previously 75)
- Intensive care: 26 (previously 24)
- Three new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 259)
- Recovered: 10,734 (previously, 10,247)
- 763,292 individuals have been tested as of Oct 23, 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
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has issued a new public order, stipulating that household gatherings are now limited to immediate household members and your “safe six.” This order will be enforced especially in the Fraser Health region where cases are extraordinarily high.
She said there should be no Halloween parties. This boom we are currently experiencing is in part associated with Thanksgiving family gatherings.
She also reminded everyone to wear masks. They do work where social distancing cannot be achieved.
It will be a long dark winter, and there’s no end expected in the near future. While she is hopeful that there may be a vaccine in the early new year, but it won’t be widely available until later than that.
If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online. If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.
Watch the full statement here:
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)