Coronavirus in B.C.: 98 extra instances, 1 extra loss of life introduced in newest replace

British Columbia well being officers have introduced one other 98 confirmed instances of COVID-19 and yet another loss of life, capping off one other case-heavy week within the province.

Friday’s written replace from provincial well being officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and deputy well being minister Stephen Brown indicated there at the moment are 1,349 lively instances in B.C., a slight lower from Thursday.


Of that whole, 62 individuals are in hospital and 19 are in intensive care.

Because the begin of the pandemic, there have been eight,641 confirmed instances of COVID-19 in B.C. and 230 deaths from the coronavirus.

“We provide our condolences to everybody who has misplaced their family members in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the well being officers stated of their assertion.


Henry and Brown additionally introduced a brand new outbreak at Peace Portal Seniors Village, a long-term care residence in Surrey. Fraser Well being had previously announced the outbreak in a information launch Thursday afternoon. 

The pair’s assertion additionally indicated that the outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital has been declared over, that means there are at present 10 outbreaks in long-term care services and 4 in acute-care services in B.C.

There have been no new group outbreaks of the coronavirus, however public exposures proceed to be reported in colleges and companies across the province, Henry and Brown stated.


They famous that there are at present three,533 people who find themselves being monitored by public well being officers due to their publicity to recognized instances of COVID-19.

“Our group wellness throughout COVID-19 is about protecting new instances low and manageable, as properly sustaining our necessary connections with associates, household and neighbours in a method that doesn’t put ourselves or these round us in danger,” stated Brown and Henry. “With the arrival of the cooler climate, now’s the time for all of us to take a step again from connecting in individual to staying linked in different, safer methods.”

The replace comes on the finish of per week that noticed B.C. add 799 instances to its total whole, whereas seeing its lively caseload decline considerably because of a delay in reporting of recoveries within the Vancouver Coastal Well being area.


On Friday, the province’s lively case depend declined once more, because the 119 recoveries added outpaced the 98 new instances. A complete of seven,036 folks at the moment are thought of recovered from COVID-19 in B.C.

Because the begin of the pandemic, the overwhelming majority of B.C.’s instances have been recorded within the Decrease Mainland. There have been four,412 confirmed instances of COVID-19 within the Fraser Well being area and three,127 in Vancouver Coastal Well being.

Elsewhere within the province, there have been 522 instances recorded in Inside Well being, 289 in Northern Well being and 204 in Island Well being. An extra 87 instances have been recorded amongst individuals who reside outdoors Canada.