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Number of new COVID-19 cases almost doubled in past 24 hours in B.C.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
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October 02, 2020 - 4:59 PM

There were 161 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours in B.C., almost double the 82 recorded yesterday.

None of the new cases were in the Interior Health region.

"For many months now, COVID-19 has been a part of our communities,” reads a joint statement issued today, Oct. 2, by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and deputy health minister Stephen Brown.

“As a result, we have had to adapt and learn new ways to protect ourselves and each other. Despite the uncertainty and stress that has come with this, there is much that is in our control. Take confidence in knowing that always using our layers of protection reduces our risks, helps to break the chains of transmission and keeps the virus under control," the statement reads.

The 161 new cases is one of highest on record. There were 165 recorded on Sept. 17.

There have now been a total of 9,381 cases in B.C. since the pandemic started in January, including 4,791 in the Fraser Health region, 3,440 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 535 in the Interior Health region, 209 in the Vancouver Island Health region, 318 in the Northern Health region and 88 cases among non-residents.

There were three more deaths, bringing that total to 238.

There are 63 people in hospital of which 16 are in intensive care.

There are 1,302 active cases along with 3,114 people who are being monitored and 7,813 have recovered.

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