Since yesterday, there have been 717 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 10,960 people who are under active public health monitoring.
- Total cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 23,661. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 177 new cases
- Fraser Health: 484 new cases
- Island Health: 16 new cases
- Interior Health: 18 new cases
- Northern Health: 21 new cases
- 92 (previously 91) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 6,589 (previously 6,279)
- Hospitalized cases: 198 (previously 181)
- Intensive care: 63 (previously 57)
- Eleven new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 310)
- Recovered: 16,469 (previously 16,087)
- 955,239 individuals have been tested as of Nov 16, 2020
(was 922,626 individuals have been tested as of Nov 12, 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 message:
“We need everyone working together to stay small, stay local and help us slow the spread of COVID-19 in our province.
“The biggest impact you can make is through the small actions you take every day.
“Just as we put on our jackets to keep us warm in the rain and snow, so too are our COVID-19 safety layers there to protect all of us. Washing your hands, keeping a safe distance and always wearing a mask in places where you are around people you don’t know – these things make a difference.
“We have seen an increase in new cases on Vancouver Island, in the Interior and in the North, many of which are connected to travel to and from the Lower Mainland. That is why is it important that we stay local and travel less right now.
“When we spend time inside with people from outside of our household, our work group or school cohort, the risks increase for everyone. Instead, let’s stay connected virtually and make it a safer winter for all of us.”
Access the BC COVID-19 dashboard for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more:
Watch today’s video here:
Cases by Health Service Delivery Area
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