Today's report, from Doctor Bonnie Henry included updates on hospitalizations, and outbreaks from health care facilities around the province.
“Today, we are reporting 167 new cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 11,854 cases in British Columbia.
There are 1,688 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 4,156 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 9,871 people who tested positive have recovered.
Currently, 69 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 18 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 254 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 latest information from the Regional Health Authorities looks as follows: 4,175 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 6,366 in the Fraser Health region, 244 in the Island Health region, 624 in the Interior Health region, 357 in the Northern Health region an increase of two from Monday.
88 cases of COVID have been recorded in people who reside outside of Canada. As British Columbians move through October, the province's top public health officer noted that we can shape the direction of this second wave and the measures of the summer are still relevant today.“We have the ability to decide what our COVID-19 wave looks like in B.C. by continuing to take personal precautions and using our layers of protection, no matter where we may be.
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