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BC COVID-19 hospitalizations at 84

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:23 PDT, Wed October 14, 2020

BC is reporting another increase in the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19, up by seven today at 84 total. Like yesterday’s update, 24 of those people are in intensive care.

Provincial health authorities also reported 158 new cases of the virus today. Since the pandemic began, BC has recorded 10,892 cases.

There are 1,496 active cases in the province and 3,608 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. Fortunately, there were no new COVID-19 related deaths since yesterday.

There were no new healthcare facility outbreaks. The outbreak at St. Paul’s Hospital has been declared over. In total, 17 longterm care or assisted living facilities and two acute care facilities have active outbreaks. There were also no new community outbreaks. 

One of the best things that we can do to protect ourselves and those around us is to pay close attention to how we are feeling by doing our own personal health check each day, said health authorities. This is particularly important if we have recently spent time with people outside of our household bubble or 'safe six.'

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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