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There have been 91 new cases of COVID-19 reported over the past day and no deaths.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were now 1,376 active cases of the disease, of which 62 were being treated in hospital including 18 in intensive care. Active COVID-19 cases peaked on Sept. 21  at 1,987 and on Tuesday dropped to 1,465.

Henry said there were 3,368 people in isolation under active public health monitoring after being potentially exposed to the disease. Of the 8,395 cases that have been reported in B.C.,6,769 have recovered and 227 have died.

“There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks, and outbreaks at Bear Creek Villa independent-living facility and Normanna long-term care facility have been declared over,” Henry said, adding there were active outbreaks in nine long-term care or assisted-living facilities and five acute-care facilities.

“There have been no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events. The outbreak at the Loblaws warehouse has been declared over.

“Public alerts and school notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website, as well as on health authorities’ websites, providing details on where the potential exposure occurred and what actions to take – whether to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms.”

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