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COVID-19 statistics continue to rise in BC

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:35 PDT, Wed October 28, 2020

BC’s daily COVID-19 statistics remain high during the second wave of the pandemic in our province.

Health authorities reported 287 new cases of the virus today, including four that are epidemiologically linked, bringing BC’s total to 13,875. There are 2,316 active cases—a decrease of six from yesterday’s number. However, an additional 250 people are being monitored by public health as a result of identified exposure to known cases, for a total of 5,358.

There are three more people in hospital—87 in total, with 25 in intensive care. Sadly, there were two new COVID-19 related deaths for a total of 261 since the pandemic began.

There was one new healthcare facility outbreak and two existing outbreaks were declared over. In total, 21 longterm care or assisted living facilities and one acute care facility have active outbreaks.

There was also one new community outbreak at an addiction treatment centre in the Okanagan. There continue to be exposure events around the province. 

Health authorities said now is the time to connect virtually, urging the public to take a step back from in-person social events and gatherings.

For a list of community exposure events, click here.

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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