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13 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health, 167 in B.C.

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October 20, 2020 - 4:21 PM

B.C. health officials announced 167 new cases of COVID-19 today, with 13 of those being in the Interior Health region.

There are 1,688 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 4,156 people who are under active public health monitoring, Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health said in a joint statement.

There are now 624 cases in the Interior Health region, up from 611 the day before.

"We have the ability to decide what our COVID-19 wave looks like in B.C. by continuing to take personal precautions and using our layers of protection, no matter where we may be,” Dr. Henry and Brown said. "Let's continue to support our neighbours, local businesses and communities, who are doing their part.”

Currently, 69 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, and 18 of those are in intensive care.  

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 4,175 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 6,366 in the Fraser Health region, 244 in the Island Health region, 624 in the Interior Health region, 357 in the Northern Health region and 88 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 254 deaths in British Columbia.

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