COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Oct. 1, 2020
“Our daily lives may be quite different, but by so many people in B.C. doing their part – keeping our groups small, staying apart and staying safe – we have been able to expand those [safe] activities.” - Dr. Bonnie Henry
Please note: Numbers are updated at approximately 5 p.m. each day.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||82||1,261||9,220 (7,694 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
There are 82 new cases today, including one epi-linked.
This brings the total number of people in BC diagnosed with COVID-19 to 9220.
By health authority: 3360 VCH, 4712 Fraser Health, 209 Island Health, 535 Interior Health, 317 Northern Health, and 87 who reside outside of Canada.
There are currently 1261 active cases in the province.
Currently, 69 patients are in hospital, 19 of them in critical care / ICU. This includes 29 people in the VCH geographic area, of which 18 are at St. Paul's Hospital, 36 in Fraser Health, 2 in Interior Health and 2 in Northern Health.
There is one more death to report, in the Fraser Health region. The total number of deaths is now 235.
3093 people are under active public health monitoring.
7694 people have now recovered.
There were a record number of tests yesterday - 10,899. The positivity rate was 0.75 per cent.
One additional health care outbreak at the George Derby Centre, the site’s second outbreak.
Read the full news release here.
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Information and resource links:
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