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217 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., none in Vancouver Island Health region


The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 217 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 13,588.

In total, 4,476 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 7,674 in Fraser Health, 250 in Vancouver Island Health region, 717 in Interior Health, 383 in Northern Health region, and 88 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has decreased by three to 2,322 in B.C.

There are now a total of 84 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 27 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

No additional deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll remains at 259.

5,101 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 10,954 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.


Two new outbreaks were reported at Fellburn Care Centre and St. Michael’s Centre, both in the Fraser Health region.

There are now a total of 21 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.

There remain a number of ongoing COVID-19 exposure sites. B.C. residents are urged to check the BC CDC website for all public alerts about possible exposures to the virus.

Those who may have been exposed are asked to monitor their symptoms, reduce the number of contacts they have, and call 811 to get tested for the virus if they do develop symptoms.

Island Health region

No new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region on Tuesday.

There have been 250 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died, and 236 have recovered.

Island Health reports that as of October 27, there were eight active cases on the Island.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 3, Total Cases: 95
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 4, Total Cases: 79
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 1, Total Cases: 76

The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of October 27 is represented below:

(Island Health)

As of Monday there had been 792,224 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 95,304 of which were done in the Island Health region.

See all the latest updates about the global COVID-19 pandemic on Vancouver Island

The BCCDC has set up a 2019 novel coronavirus telephone information line at 1-833-784-4397 for those who have further questions about this disease.

Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or call 8-1-1.

The Province has also created the 1-888-COVID-19 line to connect British Columbians needing non-medical information about the pandemic.

As of the time of publication, the total number of COVID-19 patients worldwide has risen to 44,183,974.

Over 1,170,267 people have died from the illness and 32,357,974 have recovered.

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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