British Columbia has 1,120 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend – BC News


UPDATE: 4:45 p.m.

Interior Health has confirmed that there are 93 active and isolated cases in the area.

There are no cases in the hospital in IH.

The 36 new cases of COVID-19 announced on Monday bring the total HI since the start of the pandemic to 777.

Since October 28, the epidemic at L’Anse-au-sable School has not increased in number and remains at 16 cases.


British Columbia marked its highest number of cases in three days since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 1,120 new cases in the province announced on Monday.

There were 352 new cases identified from Friday to Saturday, followed by 389 from Saturday to Sunday and 379 in the past 24 hours.

A total of 36 new cases occurred in the domestic health region, bringing the region’s total to 741.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in British Columbia to 15,501 since the start of the pandemic. Of that total, 12,287 made a full recovery.

Over the weekend, 24,771 COVID-19 tests were performed across the province and, over a two-day period, approximately 5,000 calls were made to 8-1-1.

Across the province, there are currently 2,945 active cases and 6,448 people self-isolating following exposure to a known case.

Among the active cases, 90 people are treated in hospital, including 19 in ICU.

The majority of them (53) are hospitalized in Fraser Health Region, and the remaining 37 are hospitalized in Vancouver Coastal Health region. There is no one in the hospital in other health authorities in British Columbia.

Six new deaths were announced Monday, five in the Vancouver Coastal Health area and one in the Fraser Health area. All were in long-term care facilities.

Three new health care outbreaks have been reported at the Good Samaritan Delta View Care Center, Hamilton Village Care Center and Rotary Manor Retirement Home in Dawson Creek.

The outbreak at Baillie House has been declared over.

In total, there are now 28 health care outbreaks in the province. Twenty-six of them are in long-term or assisted care facilities, and two are in acute care facilities.

No new community outbreaks were reported this weekend, but community exposure events continue to occur. The outbreak at J&L Beef Ltd. has been declared complete.

Provincial Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Réka Gustafson says the numbers are worrying, but is confident the province can handle the current situation.

“These numbers are of concern to all of us, but we have learned a lot about COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. We have learned what life is like with the virus and what we need to do to keep ourselves, those who keep us and our communities safe.

“Our goal is to continue to minimize serious illness and death, while remaining as open and active in our communities as possible.

She expressed concern about the recent outbreak of cases in the Fraser Health Region, calling for an increased effort and stepping up the attention of public health officials and residents.

Health Minister Adrian Dix said provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry was taking a few “well-earned days off” but will return to work on Wednesday.


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