New record of COVID-19 cases in BC, Interior | iNFOnews

738 new cases of COVID-19 in BC, 35 in Northern Health

The province had previously announced 941 new cases on Tuesday, which was a record, but some of those cases actually should have been reported earlier in the month.

Fifty-five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ottawa, the largest one-day increase of COVID-19 cases in a week.

Currently, 10,307 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and there have been 13 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 384 deaths in British Columbia.

There are 541 people now in Ontario hospitals due to COVID-19, with at least 151 of those patients in an intensive care unit and 101 of them breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

The state now has a total of 89,796 cases, with 30,777 reported recoveries.

The update comes the day after health officials revised several previous reports on B.C.'s COVID-19 caseload because of technical errors in the Fraser Health region.

There has been a new healthcare facility outbreak at PICS assisted-living facility.

"Slow and steady is what we need with COVID-19 and it is how we will get through this second wave", Henry and Dix said.

New provincial data show COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario went up more than 63 per cent over the last four weeks and that deaths in long-term care homes are rising, even though the number of cases among staff and residents appears to be flattening.

The province confirmed 1,855 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday. The Vancouver Coastal Health region had 168 new cases.

As of Wednesday, 347 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the Island Health region, while 19,814 have recovered across the province.

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