BC health officials report 158 new coronavirus cases

Grant Boone
October 15, 2020

Health officials have announced that a total of 549 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded over the long weekend.

People in their 20s accounted for 74 of the 300 new cases reported in the seven days ending Monday, or about 25 percent of all cases, up from 59 the previous week, which saw a total of 255 new cases.

128 with an incidence rate of 571 and 435 cases in the last fortnight.

3,618 people are now being monitored for exposure to a known case of the virus.

The Wyoming Department of Health reports the state has 6,914 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 174 over the past 24 hours, and 57 deaths in the state resulting from COVID-19.

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Physical activity is very important to our overall health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, but equally important is the need to ensure we are staying active, safely.

"One of the best things that we can do to protect ourselves and those around us is to pay close attention to how we are feeling, by doing our own personal health check each day", the pair said.

There have been no new community outbreaks. "In some cases, sport facilities have been closed", Doctor Henry explained. "If you are playing in a sports league, pick one league, don't pick multiple leagues".

Most of B.C.'s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been located in the Lower Mainland, including 5,595 confirmed cases in the Fraser Health region and 3,892 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health.

Elsewhere in B.C., there have been 582 cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health, 341 in Northern Health and 235 in Island Health.

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