Vancouver Island reported no new cases of COVID-19 after seeing three cases for two days in a row. Across the province there were 272 new cases, according to a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.
There are eight active cases in the Island Health region — three in central Vancouver Island, three in the south and two in the north, according Island Health’s website.
There has been one new death in the province as a result of the novel coronavirus. Currently there are 2,390 active cases in B.C., 46 more than yesterday. Of these, 78 are hospitalized, 25 of whom are in intensive care. There have 11,670 people who have recovered from the novel coronavirus in the province.
There are 6,003 people under public health monitoring due to potential exposure to the virus, according to the statement.
Henry and Dix encouraged people to respect homes that do not want to participate in trick-or-treating on Halloween this year and to keep groups small for the holiday.
“Now is not the time for parties or large gatherings in our homes. Instead, let’s spend time with others in a safe way, outside or in venues that have COVID-19 safety plans in place,” said the statement. “The provincial health officer order limiting the number of people who can visit our home is in effect and surveillance will be increased for the weekend ahead.”