COVID-19: B.C. reports record caseload over Halloween weekend

© Herman Thind/BuzzMachine Media Health officials are set to share an update on B.C.'s COVID-19 cases on Nov. 2.

There have been 1,120 new cases of COVID-19 reported over the past three days and six deaths.

Deputy provincial health officer Dr. Réka Gustafson said there were now 2,945 active cases, of which 90 were in hospital including 19 in intensive care.

There were 352 cases reported between noon Friday and noon Saturday, 389 between noon Saturday and noon Sunday and 379 between noon Sunday and noon Monday. The previous one-day record was 317 reported on Oct. 24.

Of the new cases, the majority (830) were in the Fraser Health region, with 234 reported in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

There have been 15,501 cases of COVID-19 reported since the first case appeared in B.C. in late January and 269 deaths.

Gustafson said there were 6,448 people in self isolation after potentially being exposed to the disease.

There are 28 active outbreaks in health-care facilities, including three reported over the weekend. Of these, 26 are in long-term care facilities and two in acute care settings.

There were no community outbreaks reported over the weekend.

Health minister Adrian Dix said there were 24,771 COVID-19 tests performed over the weekend and over 5,000 calls were made to the 811 COVID helpline.