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Trend continues: B.C. records 82 new COVID-19 cases, Northern Health adds five

Officials announce another death
B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (via The Canadian Press)

October is picking up just where September left off as COVID numbers continue to rise.

At a briefing this afternoon (Oct. 1), Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 82 COVID-19 cases in B.C. from the last 24 hours for a new provincial total of 9,220. 

Five of those new cases are in Northern Health for an updated authority total of 317. 

There has been another death from the virus during the past day, which brings the fatality rate to 235. 

There are 69 hospitalized, two of whom are in Northern Health, with 19 currently in ICU. 

B.C. has 1,261 active cases while 3,093 are being actively monitored after being exposed to COVID-19. 

To date, two women have died in Northern Health from COVID-19, one in their 70s and one in their 60s, an elder with the Nak'azdli Whut'en First Nation.

There have been 3,360 recorded cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 4,712 in Fraser Health, 209 in Island Health, 535 in Interior Health and 87 people who reside outside of the country. 

Four regional schools are also being monitored after being potentially exposed to the virus:

  • Quesnel Junior Secondary School (SD28) = Sept. 10-11 and 15-18
  • Ecole Frank Ross Elementary (SD59) = Sept. 10-11
  • Nak'albun Elementary School (Independent) = Sept. 16-18
  • David Hoy Elementary School (SD91) = Sept. 17-18