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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 234 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 14,109.

In total, 4,588 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 8,036 in Fraser Health, 256 in Vancouver Island Health region, 734 in Interior Health, 406 in Northern Health region, and 89 people whose residence is outside of Canada

The number of active cases has increased by 28 to 2,344 in B.C.

There are now a total of 86 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 24 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

One additional death were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 262.

5,714 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 11,448 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

There were four outbreaks declared at health care facilities on the mainland in the past 24 hours. One prior outbreak has been declared over.

There are now a total of 24 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one 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

Three new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region on Thursday. Of those three cases, one was reported in the south Island region while two were in central Island.

There have been a total of 256 cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died.

Island Health reports that as of October 29, there are 10 active cases on the Island.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 4, Total Cases: 97
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 4, Total Cases: 81
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 2, Total Cases: 78

The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of October 29 is represented below:

(Island Health)

As of Monday there had been 806,953 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 96,769 of which were done in the Island Health region.


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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 45,255,385.

Over 1,184,792 people have died from the illness and 32,907,376 have recovered.