Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for Oct. 30, 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. 29:
• Total number of confirmed cases: 14,109 (2,344 active)
• New cases since Oct. 28: 234
• Hospitalized cases: 86
• Intensive care: 24
• COVID-19 related deaths: 262 (1 new)
• Cases under public health monitoring: 5,714
• Recovered: 11,448
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 25
B.C. GUIDES AND LINKS
LATEST NEWS on COVID-19 in B.C.
3 p.m. – Health officials to release the latest numbers on COVID-19 in B.C.
Health officials will provide a statement on B.C.’s numbers of new cases and deaths.
Health officials shared a sobering story during Thursday’s COVID-19 update, meant to drive home the tragedy that could be prevented when people adhere health orders and guidelines.
“It is something that reminds us of how important the measures that we need to take right now can be in protective lives,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, who said Thursday that B.C. is “in a danger zone.”
Henry said the latest death recorded was of a woman in her 80s who attended a small birthday party of less than 10 people in a private home.
Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO of Fraser Health hosted Thursday’s COVID-19 briefing in Surrey on Thursday.
B.C. saw 234 new cases and one death reported between Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the province’s total number of reported cases up to 14,109 since the start of the pandemic. There are are now 2,344 active cases of COVID-19.
Of those, 86 remain in hospital, of which 24 are in the intensive care unit.
There are 4,588 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 8,036 in Fraser Health, 256 in Vancouver Island, 734 in Interior Health, 464 in Northern Health and 89 who are non-B.C. residents.
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