Since yesterday, there have been 538 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 9,929 people who are under active public health monitoring.
- Total cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 24,960. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 178 new cases
- Fraser Health: 309 new cases
- Island Health: 12 new cases
- Interior Health: 28 new cases
- Northern Health: 11 new cases
- 92 (previously 92) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 6,929 (previously 6,861)
- Hospitalized cases: 217 (previously 209)
- Intensive care: 59 (previously 58)
- One new death (total deaths in BC to date: 321)
- Recovered: 17,207(previously 16,914)
- 1,005,759 individuals have been tested as of Nov 18, 2020
(was 955,239 individuals have been tested as of Nov 16, 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.
New orders effective midnight tonight until at least December 7, from today’s press conference:
You can only socialize with those in your immediate household. This can include roommates. If you live on your own, restrict your social interactions to one or two people with whom you have a close relationship. Welcoming your child home from university is okay. This is not a social gathering. Beyond this, no gatherings or household visitors are allowed. See this page for more information.
No indoor or outdoor social activities are allowed to take place until further notice.
Places of worship are to have no in-person services. Exceptions are for funerals, weddings and baptism with can include a maximum of 10 people, all-inclusive. There are to be no receptions. NA and AA meetings are capped at 50 people, provided the space allows for social distancing.
Social activities must be reduced. This will not impact employment responsibilities and essential functions.
Masks must be worn in indoor public and retail spaces for staff and customers any time there is interaction with staff and customers. Exceptions exist for children under 2 years old, and anyone who has a disability that may prohibit the wearing of masks.
Indoor group physical activities like spin classes, hot yoga, and high-intensity group classes must stop until further notice. Other activities can continue, but they must adhere to updated regulations.
There are to be no spectators at indoor and outdoor sports, and there is no travel for sports teams outside of their local community at this time.
Active inspections will be increased to ensure compliance, including with bars and pubs. Businesses not adhering to regulations will be closed down.
See this page for more information.
There is no new travel order in place, but it is the expectation that travel is limited “as much as possible unless it is essential.” This includes travel within the province, and beyond. Going to work or a medical appointment is OK. Those planning to come to BC are asked to postpone their trips. If it is unavoidable, visitors must adhere to these same regulations. See here for more information. If you are in doubt, postpone it. If you have to do things, stay as local as you can.
Schools are still being closely monitored. They are not considered public spaces where people from the public can come and go. Just like people working at a desk who don’t interact with the public at work, so too with students at their desk at school: masks will not be required of them in that scenario.
We are approaching the darkest days of the year, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. But for right now, be a super-hero and do what we need to do to flatten the curve and protect our seniors and most vulnerable citizens.
Watch the full video 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)