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Another 115 COVID-19 cases recorded in B.C.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
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October 07, 2020 - 4:14 PM

New COVID-19 cases continue into the 100-plus range in B.C. with 115 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the provincial total to 9,956.

There was only one new case in the Interior Health region, bringing that total to 557, according to a joint statement issued today, Oct. 7, by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and deputy health minister Stephen Brown.

"As we come up to Thanksgiving this weekend, it's important to remember while many things have changed and we have faced many challenges, we still have much to be thankful for,” the statement reads. “Let's show our gratitude by doing a small kindness for a friend, neighbour or family member.

"Kindness counts. 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 were no new deaths in B.C., leaving that total at 244, nor were there any new community outbreaks.

Since the start of the pandemic in January there have been 5,119 cases in the Fraser Health region, 3,644 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 222 in the Vancouver Island Health region, 325 in the Northern Health region and 89 amongst foreign residents.

There are 71 people in hospital, 15 of whom are in intensive care, 1,387 active cases, 3,042 people being actively monitored and 8,296 who have recovered.

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