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158 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; no new deaths

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
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October 14, 2020 - 3:28 PM

Nearly 11,000 people in B.C. have been infected with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and deputy minister of health Stephen Brown announced today, Oct. 14, there have been 158 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 10,892, according to a joint statement.

In the Interior Health region, there have been three additional cases of the virus reported bringing the total number to 585. Twenty-nine people with virus are in isolation, two people are in hospital with one person in ICU. The outbreak at Calvary Chapel church in Kelowna, which was declared on Sept. 25, is now over with seven cases linked to it.

“There are 1,496 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,608 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 9,112 people who tested positive have recovered," according to the statement.

Currently, 84 people are in the hospital with the virus, 24 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self isolation.

There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, so the total remains at 250. There are no new community outbreaks and the outbreak at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver has been declared over.

In total, 17 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active 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. This is particularly important if we have recently spent time with people outside of our household bubble or 'safe six,'" Dr. Henry said in the statement.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,941 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,697 in the Fraser Health region, 237 in the Island Health region, 585 in the Interior Health region, 343 in the Northern Health region and 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

If you are at all feeling unwell, stay home and stay away from others. If you have any symptoms, contact 8-1-1 or your health care provider to arrange for testing, the statement said.

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