Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for Oct. 23, 2020.
We’ll provide summaries of what’s going on in B.C. right here so you can get the latest news at a glance. This page will be updated regularly throughout the day, with developments added as they happen.
Check back here for more updates throughout the day.
B.C.’S COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS
As of the latest figures given on Oct. 22:
• Total number of confirmed cases: 12,331 (1,920 active)
• New cases since Oct. 21: 274
• Hospitalized cases: 71
• Intensive care: 24
• COVID-19 related deaths: 256
• Cases under public health monitoring: 4,425
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 20
B.C. GUIDES AND LINKS
LATEST NEWS on COVID-19 in B.C.
3 p.m. – Health officials are set to share latest figures on COVID-19 in B.C.
Health officials are expected to update the number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries across the province.
12 a.m. – B.C. sets daily record for cases
There were 274 cases of COVID-19 reported on Thursday and no deaths.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 1,920 active cases of the disease, of which 71 were being treated in hospital and 24 in intensive case.
There are 4,425 people in self isolation after being potentially exposed to the virus.
Henry said there were 19 active outbreaks in health-care facilities, with 17 in long-term care homes.
She also warned that additional measures were available to her office to curtail the disease, as recent cases are linked to social gatherings.
LOCAL RESOURCES for COVID-19 information
Here are a number of information and landing pages for COVID-19 from various health and government agencies.
–with files from The Canadian Press