Friday, October 30, 2020

272 new cases of COVID-19 in BC for Friday's report, along with advice for the weekend Halloween activities

Friday's statement on COVID-19 from Doctor Bonnie Henry and Minister Adrian Dix took note of another day of increased case counts for the last 24 hours.  

With the two top Provincial health officials observing on the over 270 new cases for Friday, bringing British Columbians closer and closer to the 15,000 case level mark.

“Today, we are reporting 272 new cases, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 14,381 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 2,390 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 6,003 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 11,670 people who tested positive have recovered. 

Currently, 78 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 25 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

“There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 263 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Across the province, the case count to date is as follows:

4,664 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 8,219 in the Fraser Health region, 256 in the Island Health region, 741 in the Interior Health region, 412 in the Northern Health region an increase of six from yesterday.

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

The message for Friday, heading to the weekend was one of making for precautions for a proper distance for Saturday evening's Halloween .

“As we all enjoy Halloween tomorrow, make it about the treats and not the tricks. Respect homes that are choosing not to participate this year and give everyone the space to stay safe, both indoors and outdoors. 

There are many ways to make fun memories this fall. This weekend is a great opportunity to be outside, enjoying the fall foliage and Halloween decorations. Guidelines on how to celebrate safely are available on the BCCDC website." 

As well, Dr. Henry reinforced the province's themes of social gatherings  this fall and winter.

 “Now is not the time for parties or large gatherings in our homes. Instead, let’s spend time with others in a safe way, outside or in venues that have COVID-19 safety plans in place. 

The provincial health officer order limiting the number of people who can visit our home is in effect and surveillance will be increased for the weekend ahead. “Let’s make this weekend a safe and fun experience by keeping our groups small and by practising our COVID-19 sense.”

 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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