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B.C. reports 82 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death, sets new testing record

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B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports there were 82 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday, October 1 and one additional death.

British Columbia set a new testing record on Thursday, as health officials reported 82 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death.

After a slight uptick Wednesday, the number of active cases continued the downward trend it’s shown for more than a week, dropping to 1,261.

About 3,093 people remained in self-isolation due to possible exposure, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said at a live briefing. The province also conducted 10,899 tests in a 24 hour period, Henry added.

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Sixty-nine people were in hospital with the disease. Nineteen of them are in critical or intensive care.

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About 83 per cent of B.C.’s 9,220 total cases had recovered, while 235 people have died.