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274 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. sets new daily record

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
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October 22, 2020 - 3:34 PM

There are 274 new COVID-19 cases in B.C, surpassing the previous daily high of 203 reported yesterday.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry made the announcement during a live-streamed press conference today, Oct. 22.

There are currently 1,920 active cases in the province, 71 residents are in the hospital, 24 of whom are in critical care. The Interior Health region has a total of 644 cases, with 12 new cases.

Henry reported no new deaths, so B.C.'s death toll remains at 256, but she noted 4,425 people in B.C. are under active health monitoring at this time and 10,114 people have recovered from the virus.

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Henry took a moment to sent her condolences to the families and communities of the 127 people who died from overdoses last month saying we all know the toll the overdose crisis and pandemic has had on British Columbians.

Yesterday, the province announced its first outbreak at a school. The investigation into the outbreak at École de l’Anse-au-sable in Kelowna continues.

No new outbreaks have been declared in B.C. and an outbreak at the Weinberg Centre in Vancouver is now over. There are 19 active healthcare-related outbreaks in the province, with 17 in long-term care or assisted living facilities and two in acute care homes.

There are 6,720 COVID-19 cases in the Fraser Health region, 4,260 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 365 cases in the Northern Health region, 249 cases in the Vancouver Island Health region and 88 people who generally reside outside of Canada.

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