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Number of active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. has ticked up to just under 1,500 as 158 new cases reported

BY , Oct 15, 2020 1:58 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

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

The number of active cases of COVID-19 has ticked up to just under 1,500 as B.C. reports 158 new cases on Wednesday.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and deputy health minister Stephen Brown say in a joint news release that 84 people are in hospital, including 24 in intensive care.

They say no one else has died from the illness since the province's last update, leaving the death toll at 250.

The outbreak at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver is now over, while outbreaks are ongoing at two other acute care facilities and 17 assisted living or long-term care homes.

More than 3,600 people are being monitored after exposure to a known case.

B.C. has confirmed 10,892 cases of COVID-19, while 9,112 people who tested positive have recovered.

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