Since the last report, there have been 589 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 7,887 people who are under active public health monitoring.
- Total cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 17,149. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 146 new cases
- Fraser Health: 402 new cases
- Island Health: 5 new cases
- Interior Health: 24 new cases
- Northern Health: 12 new cases
- 90 (previously 90) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 3,741 (previously 3,120)
- Hospitalized cases: 104 (previously 97)
- Intensive care: 28 (previously 24)
- Two new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 275)
- Recovered: 13,035 (previously, 12,806)
- 877,987 individuals have been tested as of Nov 6, 2020
(was 864,963 individuals have been tested as of Nov 4, 2020)
- Suspected Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children or MIS-C: 16
One child under 5 has tested positive for MIS-C and COVID-19; that child is fully recovered
If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online. If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.
From today’s written statement:
“The BCCDC has implemented a texting service for new cases of COVID-19. People in B.C. can now sign up to receive text notification of both positive or negative test results, in addition to test results being available through Health Gateway and other online portals. For more information, go to: www.bccdc.ca/results
“Keeping businesses open is important to all of us and we can all take confidence in knowing the vast majority of businesses are doing all they can to keep their employees and customers safe throughout the province. This has allowed us to have as much as possible open in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As we have done with many sectors, public health teams are continually reviewing guidance and working with individual business owners to help navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and continue to operate safely.
“When faced with the gathering storm clouds of increased exposures and transmission in a particular sector, we step up inspections to identify gaps and, at times, increase the safety measures that are required. Only if it is clearly demonstrated that a business or sector is unable to operate safely are businesses ordered to close.
“Right now, particularly in the Lower Mainland, we are asking businesses to review their COVID-19 safety plans to ensure every step is being taken to protect everyone.
“For employees and customers, you can also do your part and help businesses to stay open by staying away if you are feeling unwell, using a mask when indoors and not asking businesses or their employees to bend the rules.
“We have one COVID-19 curve in B.C., and we all have a role to play to get through this storm and push our curve back down.”
Access the BC COVID-19 dashboard for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more:
Cases by Health Service Delivery Area
Click here (Updated weekly on Thursdays)