Published: Sun, October 18, 2020
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Final coronavirus update of the week coming from BC's health ministry

Final coronavirus update of the week coming from BC's health ministry

It was announced Tuesday (Oct. 13) that Site C experienced a third COVID-19 case since the pandemic began.

The child, who also tested positive for COVID-19, has reportedly fully recovered.

There are 1,513 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C with another 3,713 people who are being monitored while 9,387 people who tested positive have recovered.

The latest COVID-19 infections, which include three epidemiologically linked cases, put the provincial total at 11,034.

There have been no new health facility outbreaks. In total, 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

There is one new death, bringing B.C.'s death toll to 251.


There has been one new community outbreak in the Interior region.

Henry also encouraged the public to get their flu shots this year, adding that the province will have enough influenza vaccine to go around, though the deliveries may arrive in B.C.at different times. "Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control's (BCCDC) website and on all health authorities' websites", said Doctor Bonnie Henry in a statement.

"If you are planning on voting in person, keep in mind to give others the space to stay safe when going to vote, wash your hands before and after voting, and consider using a mask if distancing is a challenge", says a joint statement issued today, October 16, by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and the Ministry of Health.

"If you are planning on voting in person, keep in mind to give others the space to stay safe when going to vote, wash your hands before and after voting, and consider using a mask if distancing is a challenge", Henry stated in the written statement.

"If you are at all feeling unwell, be the COVID-19 champion who makes the choice to stay home and stay away from others".

For those who may be self-isolating and looking to vote they can contact Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 for more information and assistance.

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