Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
“Today, we are announcing 110 new cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 10,066 cases in British Columbia.
“There are 1,394 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,139 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 8,398 people who tested positive have recovered.
“Currently, 76 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 17 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
“Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,693 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,174 in the Fraser Health region, 223 in the Island Health region, 557 in the Interior Health region, 330 in the Northern Health region and 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
“There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 245 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks and the outbreak at Milieu Children and Family Services Society has been declared over. In total, 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.
“There have been no new community outbreaks and the outbreak at Teck Coal has been declared over. There continue to be exposure events around the province. Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website and on all health authorities’ websites.
“We have the tools and resources to protect ourselves and our loved ones while COVID-19 is with us this winter and fall.
“We know what to do at home, at work and in our communities each day. We also have the information we need to ensure our social connections and celebrations are safe.
“Let’s make this Thanksgiving weekend one of gratitude and kindness by staying local and connecting with each other in a way that doesn’t put those we care about at risk.
“Support your family by keeping your celebration dinner small, support your friends and neighbours by always giving them the space to stay safe, and support our public health teams by paying attention to how you are feeling and always staying home if you are feeling ill.
“What we do today and every day makes a difference, so let’s continue to all do our part.”
BCCDC’s safer celebrations guidance: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/social-interactions/safer-celebrations
To learn more about the Oct. 5 modelling presentation, visit:
Guidance for Halloween during COVID-19: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/social-interactions/halloween
To find the provincial health officer’s orders, visit:
To see a map of COVID-19 cases by local health area visit:
If you are experiencing symptoms, find a collection centre near you to get tested: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing
For a listing of the community exposure events, go to:
BCCDC (flights, work sites, etc): http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures
Fraser Health: fraserhealth.ca/covid19exposure
Interior Health: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/public-exposures/
Island Health: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/covid-19/outbreaks-and-exposures
Northern Health: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/outbreaks-and-exposures
Vancouver Coastal: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/public-exposures
For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.
For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific time), seven days a week.
For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities, visit:
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