Six patients at Lawrence's hospital had COVID-19 on Friday, one more than Thursday.
As of Friday, just under 77% of all COVID-19 cases in the county were classified as in recovery, according to the health department. Her death was the fourth reported this week.
Statewide, the cumulative totals are now 2,457 and 148,472 respectively. Of the deaths announced by the WDH, one was a Sheridan County woman who died earlier this month. Previous outbreaks related to work camps in Alberta have caused clusters of cases in B.C. The outbreaks at Fort Langley Seniors Community, The Village and Sunset Manor and Good Samaritan Victoria Heights have been declared over.
There have been three new health-care facility outbreaks, and there are now 24 active health care outbreaks.
The statement from Dix and Henry reiterated the message they've been sharing all week: That private parties and gatherings have been contributing to B.C.'s rise in cases and need to stop. As of 3 p.m. Friday, 501 residents there have the virus. There have been 19 deaths in Wyoming due to COVID-19 over the past five days.
If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.
Most of B.C.'s confirmed cases have been located in the Lower Mainland.
Approximately 12,448 of our total cases are among health care workers. There have also been 89 cases recorded in B.C. among people who reside outside Canada.
The Effingham County Health Department asks everyone to do their part in reducing the spread of COVID-19 by masking up properly, washing hands regularly, maintaining 6ft social distancing, and avoiding large groups.