Friday, October 16, 2020

155 cases of COVID for Thursday, along with one passing to report

British Columbia appears to be in a holding pattern of 150 cases or so per day of late, the Friday COVID update outlining the consistent level of reports of the last few weeks.

Dr. Bonnie Henry provided for the details of the final report for the week, adding some guidance for those preparing to vote in the upcoming provincial election of October 24th, or at advance polling opportunities through the weekend and into next week.

“Today, we are announcing 155 new cases, including nine epi-linked cases, for a total of 11,189 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 1,513 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,713 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 9,387 people who tested positive have recovered. 

Currently, 72 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 26 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 251 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Across British Columbia the regional Health Authorities have outlined the following totals of reported cased to date: 

4,036 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,884 in the Fraser Health region, 240 in the Island Health region, 590 in the Interior Health region, 350 in the Northern Health region an increase of five since yesterday. 

89 cases of COVID have been recorded in people who reside outside of Canada. 

With the provincial election about to draw to a close, the Provincial Health Officer provided some guidelines for voters to keep in mind while they exercise our democratic obligations, while keeping the safety of others in mind towards protection for the fall and winter period.

“The provincial election is just over one week away and advanced voting is available throughout the province. To ensure the safety of voters, election workers and candidates, Elections BC has COVID-19 safety plans in place for all locations. 

If you are planning on voting in person, remember to give others the space to stay safe when going to vote, wash your hands before and after voting, and consider using a mask if distancing is a challenge. 

If you are self-isolating due to COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, you can still vote without going to a voting place. Contact Elections BC at 1 800 661-8683 for more information or assistance."

You can review the COVID-19 report for Friday here.  

The BC Centre for Disease control has some valuable Coronavirus notes related to COVID-19 you can explore that information here.

You can learn more about the outbreak from both the Province and the Federal government from the links below:

Federal Government site

British Columbia Government site

The World Health Organization website also offers up the latest advisories on the global situation.

More from  Northern Health can be reviewed here 

You can review our archive of past statements and local information here.

Local governments and organizations have also provided for increased awareness of COVID-19 issues, those past advisories  can be reviewed here.

For notes from across Canada and British Columbia we have been archiving the latest items through our political portal Darcy McGee

Ottawa Observations

Victoria Viewpoints 



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