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COVID-19 hospitalizations jump again

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:59 PDT, Tue October 6, 2020

Five more people are in hospital due to COVID-19 today, for a total of 71. There remain 16 people in intensive care in BC according to an update by health authorities.

Provincial health authorities also announced 102 new cases of the virus, including one that is epidemiologically linked. BC’s total now stands at 9,841 cases.

There are 1,384 active cases and 3,089 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. Sadly, there were two new COVID-19 related deaths for a total of 244 since the pandemic began.

There were no new healthcare facility outbreaks, with active outbreaks continuing at 16 longterm care or assisted living facilities and three acute care facilities. There were no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be exposure events around the province. 

Health officials said people are doing the right thing in BC, and that adherence to public health measures is starting to flatten our curve again.

For a list of community exposure events, click here.

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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