Since Friday, there have been 1,933 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C. over the past three days, with 10,200 people who are under active public health monitoring. The breakdown for the past three days is as follows:
- Saturday: 713
- Sunday: 626
- Monday: 594
- Total cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 27,407. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 414 new cases
- Fraser Health: 1,304 new cases
- Island Health: 48 new cases
- Interior Health: 104 new cases
- Northern Health: 61 new cases
- 94 (previously 92) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 7,360 (previously 7,122)
- Hospitalized cases: 277 (previously 227)
- Intensive care: 59 (previously 57)
- Seventeen (17) new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 348)
- Recovered: 19,069 (previously 17,477)
- 1,030,631 individuals have been tested as of Nov 23, 2020
(was 1,005,759 individuals have been tested as of Nov 18, 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 announcement:
This is the most challenging period. With the onset of winter, the virus travels more easily. We need to be aware of that. Any new orders always supersede the previous ones. See this page for the latest available information.
The intent of all new orders is to reduce our social interactions as much as possible. Put these safety measures at the top of your list every day. In our homes, we should only be with our immediate household. Yes, you can help your mother, you can carpool, grandparents can care for their grandchildren. But there’s no hosting of family gatherings, no BBQs, no playdates. Socially distanced walks and bike rides with a friend are also OK.
As much as possible, avoid gatherings. We have to get this virus under control.
Dr. Henry has updated her metaphor from a “marathon” to an “iron man,” which has three phases (swim, cycle and run). We’ve finished the swim. We are currently on the bike going up a massive hill and we don’t know when it will end. Once vaccines are available, then we will be in their third phase, the run, where we can set a steady pace to the finish line.
Ask yourself, “What can I do today to make a difference,” and act accordingly.
Watch today’s press conference here:
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)
Previous provincial updates