Since the last report, there have been 549 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C. over the past four days (including 5 epi-linked), with 3,618 people who are under active public health monitoring.
- 24 hour period ending Saturday: 170
- 24 hour period ending Sunday: 159
- 24 hour period ending Monday: 119
- 24 hour period ending Tuesday: 101
Dr. Bonnie Henry noted that the numbers are higher than usual as a result of backlog testing catching up. An additional 6,000 backlog tests were done over the weekend. The test positivity rate is at about 1.39% Note, Halloween recommendations are available on the BC CDC website.
- Total confirmed cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 10,734
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 3,892 (previously 3,728)
- Fraser Health: 5,595 (previously 5,253)
- Island Health: 235 (previously 225)
- Interior Health: 582 (previously 559)
- Northern Health: 341 (previously 331)
- 89 (previously 89) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 1,476 (previously 1,406)
- Hospitalized cases: 77 (previously 68)
- Intensive care: 19 (previously 24)
- Five new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 250)
- Recovered: 8,974 (previously, 8,502)
- 627,578 individuals have been tested as of Oct 8, 2020
(was 608,645 individuals have been tested as of Oct 7, 2020)
- Suspected Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children or MIS-C (Kawasaki Disease): 8 (none tested positive for COVID-19, none had antibodies for COVID-19, none had known contacts with someone infected with COVID-19).
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