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Active caseload in B.C. reaches 2,344 as 234 new COVID-19 cases reported

BY The Canadian Press, Oct 29, 2020 7:26 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

(File) -  British Columbia's provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry giving her views during a press conference. - B.C. government

Dr. Henry says most of the new cases are linked to Thanksgiving and other social gatherings and warns there can be no Halloween parties this weekend.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the latest death from COVID-19 shows even small social gatherings can be dangerous.

Dr. Henry says an 80 year old woman in the Fraser Health region has died after contracting the virus at a small birthday party where a guest did not know they had the virus.

She is also reporting 234 new cases of COVID-19 today, pushing the total past 14,000.

The province's active caseload also reached a new record high of 2,344.

The number of people in hospital decreased by one, to 84, with 24 patients in intensive care or critical care units.

Dr. Henry says most of the new cases are linked to Thanksgiving and other social gatherings and warns there can be no Halloween parties this weekend.

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