Nearly two-thirds were in the Fraser Health region and most of those were concentrated in Surrey and other communities south of the river.
On Tuesday, health officials announced 217 new cases, bringing the number of active cases in the province to 2,322. The recent rise in cases has not spread to the vulnerable population at Andover Subacute I and II, a long-term care facility that in April saw 78 deaths among its residents and one of its staff members.
There have been no new community outbreaks.
There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 259 deaths in British Columbia. Currently, 84 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 27 of whom are in intensive care.
Dr. Elizabeth Brodkin, chief medical health officer for Fraser Health, says it's fine to take children trick-or-treating in a safe way or get together in a restaurant, but people should refrain from gathering in homes. We have 5,700 cases per million.
"A mask is especially helpful in public indoor spaces where you don't know the people around you and the risks they may have", reads the release. However, Henry has declined to issue a public health order enforcing the expectation.
A Wednesday coronavirus update from Jackson County Public Health was full of distressing news - another death attributed to the virus, another day of more than 30 new cases, and a possible outbreak linked to Costco in Central Point. This person had exposure to others with COVID-19, therefore it is unknown where transmission occurred.