COVID-19 in British Columbia: Eleven schools with new exhibits added in Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond and more

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Although the number of cases has remained about the same as yesterday, data shows there were overall increases last week.

Meanwhile, eleven schools, a school administration center, a grocery store and a theft have all had confirmed cases and there is a new health epidemic.

British Columbia Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry and Deputy Health Minister Stephen Brown today announced 119 new cases in British Columbia.

Once again, the number of active cases has increased only slightly. Currently, there are 1,406 active cases, 12 more cases than yesterday.

A good sign is that hospitalized cases have declined. Today, 68 people are hospitalized (eight people less than yesterday), including 19 in the intensive care unit (one less than yesterday).

Public health is monitoring 3,180 people, an increase of 41 people from yesterday.

Unfortunately, there is a new health epidemic in Good Samaritan Delta View Health Center (9341 Burns Drive) in Delta. Active health care outbreaks persist in 18 facilities (15 long-term or assisted living facilities and three acute care units).

Good news: there is no new epidemic in the community.

Fortunately, there were no new deaths. The total number of deaths remains at 245 people who have died.

During the pandemic, British Columbia has confirmed a cumulative total of 10,185 cases, including:

  • 3,728 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health;
  • 5,253 in Fraser Health;
  • 559 in internal health;
  • 331 dans Northern Health;
  • 225 in Island Health;
  • 89 people who live outside of Canada.

A total of 8,502 people (83% of all cases) have recovered.

British Columbia Center for Disease Control

Although Henry said during the monthly data that BC’s curve appears to be flattening, the data shows gains over the past week.

In the British Columbia surveillance report released this week by the BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC), cases have increased in many categories.

The number of new cases increased by 169 cases this week (846 new cases) compared to the previous week (677 new cases).

In addition, active cases increased by 166 cases this week (1,394 active cases) compared to the previous week (1,261 active cases).

Although the number of hospitalized cases has stabilized in recent weeks, the number of hospitalizations has increased in the past four days.

While the rapid spread of the virus among young adults was of great concern, the number of cases is declining in the 20- to 38-year-old age groups.

Surrey Schools District Education Center

(Please note this is not a list of all schools that have experienced exposure incidents since schools reopened – this is an update on new exposure incidents added to the lists of the regional health authorities during the last day.)

Regional health authorities have added 11 schools and an administrative center to their lists of exposure incidents.

Vancouver Coastal Health has added two schools to its list.

One is Prince of Wales mini-school (4750 Haggart Street) with exhibitions on October 1, 2 and 5.

The second school is Kingswood Elementary School (11511 King Road) in Richmond with an exhibition event October 5-6.

Fraser Health has added eight schools and one administrative center to its list.

In Coquitlam, Miller Park Elementary School (800 Egmont Avenue) had an exhibition event from September 30 to October 2.

In Port Coquitlam, Pitt River Middle School (2070 Tyner Street) had an exhibition event from September 30 to October 1.

In Port Moody, Seaview Elementary School (1215 Cecile Drive) suffered an exposure incident on October 1.

In Surrey, several schools have been added:

City Central Learning Center (13104 109 Avenue) had an exposure incident on October 6;

Elementary David Brankin (9160 128 Street) had an exhibition event from October 1-2;

Panorama Ridge Secondary School (13220 64 Avenue), which had previously had exposure incidents on September 8 and 10, had a new exposure event from September 30 to October 1;

Lord Tweedsmuir Primary School (1714 8th Avenue), which had previously suffered exposures from September 14-15 and September 24-25, added October 2 as an exposure incident;

Tamanawis High School (12600 66 Avenue), which had already had incidents on September 17 and 30, had added October 2 and 6 as new exhibition dates.

Also District Education Center (14033 92 Avenue), the administrative center for Surrey schools, had an exposure incident on September 30.

Interior Health added Clarence Fulton High School (2301 Fulton Road) in Vernon with an exhibition event from October 5 to 8.

Loblaw announced today that No frills from Sahota (1460 East Hastings Street) in Vancouver had an employee, who last worked at the location on September 26), who tested positive.

The BCCDC added only one confirmed flight with COVID-19 to its list: Air Canada / Lufthansa flight 9101/492 from Frankfurt to Vancouver on October 4. The affected lines were not reported.

Anyone on this flight must watch themselves for 14 days after the flight. Anyone who develops symptoms should call 811 for information on testing and to self-isolate immediately.

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