Since yesterday, there have been 516 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 10,002 people who are under active public health monitoring.
- Total cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 25,474. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 148 new cases
- Fraser Health: 294 new cases
- Island Health: 17 new cases
- Interior Health: 31 new cases
- Northern Health: 25 new cases
- 92 (previously 92) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 7,122 (previously 6,929)
- Hospitalized cases: 227 (previously 217)
- Intensive care: 57 (previously 59)
- Ten new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 321)
- Recovered: 17,477 (previously 17,207)
- 1,005,759 individuals have been tested as of Nov 18, 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 statement:
“Yesterday, new and expanded provincial health officer’s orders came into effect around the province. The orders will help us slow the spread of COVID-19; to relieve the pressure on our health-care system and reduce the risks within our communities.
“The provincewide orders are about all of us seeing fewer people, having safer workplaces and pausing higher risk activities.
“The orders on social gatherings and events are to keep our families and friends safe. The best way to do that is to decrease our social interactions and spend as little time as possible with those outside of our immediate household.
“In our workplaces, we want to be using all of the tools and resources to keep employees and customers safe and, importantly, keep as many businesses as possible open.
“We also know that physical activity is key to our mental and physical well-being. The orders on group physical activities pause the activities that have proven to be high risk and continue the many other fitness activities and sports that are much safer for all of us right now.
“We also strongly recommend that everyone focus on essential travel only and put aside recreational or social travel for now. It is not about community boundaries, it is about only going where we really need to right now.
“We are all feeling the strain of COVID-19. By taking a step back right now, we will all be able to enjoy the confidence in knowing that here in B.C. we have flattened our curve once again.
“Today, on World Children’s Day, let’s look to our future generations and the brightness ahead, and let’s do our part for every child in our province, our nation and the world.”
See this page for more information.
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)