No new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Vancouver Island today. There were 105 new cases, including three epi-linked cases, reported across the province, according to a media release from the B.C. government.
There are now 1,268 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 69 people in hospital and 20 in intensive care. One more death was reported in B.C.
“There has been one new COVID-19 related death in Fraser Health, for a total of 234 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, in a joint statement.
There are 3,337 people under active public health monitoring in this province.
The Province of British Columbia formally extended the provincial state of emergency until the end of the day on Oct. 13, according to a release from the provincial government. The is based on recommendations from B.C.‘s health and emergency management officials.
“A provincial declaration of a state of emergency allows the province to implement provincial emergency measures and allows access to assets that may be necessary to prevent, respond to or alleviate the effects of an emergency. This is a temporary measure authorized by the Emergency Program Act,” the release said.
There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Haro Park Centre long-term care facility in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. No new community outbreaks were reported, although there continue to be community exposure events around the province, according to the release.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,286 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,594 in the Fraser Health region, 206 in the Island Health region, 531 in the Interior Health region, 309 in the Northern Health region and 87 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.