Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for Oct. 29, 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. 28:
• Total number of confirmed cases: 13,875 (2,316 active)
• New cases since Oct. 27: 287
• Hospitalized cases: 87
• Intensive care: 25
• COVID-19 related deaths: 261
• Cases under public health monitoring: 5,358
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 22
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.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO of Fraser Health will provide an update on the coronavirus situation.
There were 287 new cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday and two deaths.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were now 2,316 active cases of the disease, with 87 of those cases being treated in hospital – including 25 in intensive care.
Henry said there are 5,358 people in self isolation after being potentially exposed to the virus, and 11,244 people who had been recovered.
There have been 261 deaths from COVID-19 in B.C.
There are 22 active outbreaks in health-care facilities including a new one at the PICS Society assisted-living facility in Surrey. The outbreaks at Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion and at Delta Hospital have been declared over.
Henry said there had been a fresh community outbreak at the Okanagan Men’s Centre addiction treatment facility north of Kelowna.
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