Vancouver Island reports one new COVID-19 case

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British Columbia reported 98 new cases, including one epi-linked case and one additional death from the virus.

There are 62 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 19 in ICU.

Vancouver Island reported one new case of COVID-19 today, the first in three days.

British Columbia reported 98 new cases, including one epi-linked case and one additional death from the virus. There are 62 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 19 in ICU.

 “There are 1,349 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,533 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 7,036 people who tested positive have recovered,” according to a joint statement from Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer and Deputy Minister of Health Stephen Brown.

The additional death was in the Vancouver Coastal Health region — 230 people have died from the novel coronavirus in B.C.

“There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at the Peace Portal Seniors Village and the outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital has been declared over. In total, 10 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and four acute-care facilities have active outbreaks,” the statement said. 

No new community outbreaks were reported, although there continue to be public exposure events. 

“With the arrival of the cooler weather, now is the time for all of us take a step back from connecting in person to staying connected in other, safer ways,” the statement said. “This weekend, do your part by making safe choices, using our COVID-19 safety basics and doing all we can to keep our friends, family and communities safe.”

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