Since the last report (Nov 10), there have been 1,130 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 11,091 people who are under active public health monitoring.
- 24-hour period ending Nov 11: 536
- 24-hour period ending Nov 12: 594
- Total cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 20,368. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 249 new cases
- Fraser Health: 808 new cases
- Island Health: 16 new cases
- Interior Health: 34 new cases
- Northern Health: 23 new cases
- 90 (previously 90) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 5,793 (previously 5,133)
- Hospitalized cases: 155 (previously 142)
- Intensive care: 44 (previously 46)
- Four new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 288)
- Recovered: 14,089 (previously 13,704)
- 922,626 individuals have been tested as of Nov 12, 2020
(was 916,803 individuals have been tested as of Nov 10, 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.
Young adults between the ages of 20 to 29 (green line in the chart below) are among the main transmission cases. Very few transmissions from school-aged children and children in daycares. Most school-aged children with symptoms (ie, with the sniffles) are not testing positive for COVID-19.
Transmissions are not equal. Some people can transmit to many, and others may not transmit to anyone. An example of multiple transmissions from one person is pictured below, beginning with the circle:
It’s not your imagination, hospitalization are up.
Transmission forecasts show continuing increases.
This virus is not going to magically disappear. We have to learn to live with it, and to manage it. There is good news on the horizon regarding vaccines, and Dr. Henry anticipates something will be ready next year. Until then, we know what works and we know what we need to do. Let’s keep on doing that.
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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)