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102 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C.; 8 in Interior Health

FILE PHOTO - B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks to reporters during a COVID-19 update, Aug. 24, 2020.
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October 06, 2020 - 3:27 PM

Interior Health is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the regional total to 556.

That amounts to fewer than 10 per cent of new cases provincewide, which was 102. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 9,841 cases of COVID-19. In the last day there were two more COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 244 deaths  in B.C.

While the caseload is continuing to rise at a rate beyond what was seen earlier in the summer, provincial health officials still say that B.C. is turning a corner.

”People are doing the right thing and, as evidenced by the latest modelling data, individual actions are making a difference for all of us to stay safe and strong in the face of COVID-19,” Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, said in a statement today, Oct. 6.

"Public health measures are a part of our 'new normal.' As a result, we are starting to flatten our curve once again. There is no question that what we do today directly influences the well-being of our communities tomorrow, so let's continue to do our part to protect ourselves and each other - each day and every day.”

There are 1,384 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, while 3,089 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 71 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 16 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 3,612 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,038 in the Fraser Health region, 221 in the Island Health region, 324 in the Northern Health region and 90 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.


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