COVID-19 in B.C.: Steep three-day climb in new cases dips; deaths about the same

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      B.C.'s Health Ministry is reporting 584 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours.

      This is a decrease of 174 cases from yesterday's (October 28) announced number of 758, which was an increase of 149 from the previous 24-hour period (609, October 27), which was itself a jump of 152 from the same time period before that (457, October 26).

      Of today's announced new cases, 232 are in the Fraser Health district, 104 are in Northern Health, 85 are in Interior Health, 82 are in Island Health, and 81 are in Vancouver Coastal Health.

      This puts the total number of active cases in the province at 4,982.

      Nine new deaths attributed to COVID-19 have also been reported during the past 24 hours, bringing the provincial total to 2,156. This is down one death from the previous reporting period.

      Three of the deaths occured in Fraser Health, with Vancouver Coastal Health, Island health, and Northern Health recording two apiece.

      No new healthcare-facility outbreaks have been reported during the past day, leaving the province's active-outbreak total at 33.

      One new outbreak was reported at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre in Island Health.