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B.C. reaches 10,000 total COVID-19 cases; 110 of them since yesterday

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
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October 08, 2020 - 3:22 PM

The 110 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. in the last 24 hours means that more than 10,000 B.C. residents have been infected with the virus.

“Today we’ve reached a threshold which is one that makes us pause,” provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said during her COVID-19 update today, Oct. 8. “It’s a reminder that many people have been impacted by this virus.”

Today’s total reached 10,066 cases since the pandemic began.

There were no new cases in the Interior Health region, leaving that total at 557.

Since the start of the pandemic in January there have been 5,174 cases in the Fraser Health region, 3,693 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 223 in the Vancouver Island Health region, 330 in the Northern Health region and 89 amongst foreign residents.

There are 76 people in hospital, 17 of whom are in intensive care, 1,309 active cases, 3,139 people being actively monitored and 8,398 who have recovered.

With the Thanksgiving long weekend approaching she urged people to keep their family dinners and gatherings small.

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