(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 287 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 13,875.

In total, 4,545 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 7,863 in Fraser Health, 253 in Vancouver Island Health region, 727 in Interior Health, 399 in Northern Health region, and 88 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has decreased by six to 2,316 in B.C.

There are now a total of 87 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 25 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Two additional deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 261.

5,358 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 11,244 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

One new outbreaks has been reported at PICS assisted-living facility. The outbreaks at Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion and at Delta Hospital have been declared over.

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

One new community outbreak was also reported at the Okanagan Men’s Centre.

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 Wednesday. Of those three cases, one was reported in the south Island region while two were in north Island.

There have been a total of 253 cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died.

Island Health reports that as of October 28, there are nine active cases on the Island.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 3, Total Cases: 96
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 3, Total Cases: 79
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 3, Total Cases: 78

The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of October 28 is represented below:

(Island Health)

As of Monday there had been 797,381 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 95,995 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 44,683,181.

Over 1,177,562 people have died from the illness and 32,633,088 have recovered.