West Linn preschool dealing with COVID-19 outbreak

Overall, there were 23 new cases found within Interior Health.

Henry says a backlog of about 6,000 tests was cleared up over the weekend.

Health officials administered 39,170 tests between October 10 and October 12, during that time the test positive rate remained low at about 1.39%.

There have been no additional outbreaks of COVID-19 in the health-care system or in the broader community since Henry's last update on Tuesday, and an outbreak at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver has been declared over.

October 14 COVID-19 update from the health department.

In a weekly report released Wednesday, Oct. 14, OHA listed South Lake among the child care facilities that have reported active outbreaks.

There are 19 active outbreaks in health-care facilities - 17 in long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two in acute-care facilities. There are 812 people who have recovered, and a total of 12 deaths.

Ontario reported 721 new COVID-19 cases today, out of some 32,200 tests. Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control's (BCCDC) website and on all health authorities' websites.

As recreational sports like hockey and youth soccer return, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 exposures. She pointed out that this is partly a result of the community's adoption of COVID-19 safety measures.

"The more time we spend with others in one area means we have to be careful about spending less time in another area". Henry said it's important for everyone to be physically active.