Since yesterday, there have been 1,959 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 10,928 people who are under active public health monitoring.
- From Nov. 13 to 14: 654 new cases.
- From Nov. 14 to 15: 659 new cases.
- In the last 24 hours: 646 new cases.
- Total cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 22,944. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 455 new cases
- Fraser Health: 1,361 new cases
- Island Health: 41 new cases
- Interior Health: 87 new cases
- Northern Health: 14 new cases
- 91 (previously 90) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 6,279 (previously 5,579)
- Hospitalized cases: 181 (previously 167)
- Intensive care: 57 (previously 50)
- Nine new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 299)
- Recovered: 16,087 (previously 14,901)
- 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:
“Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the individual efforts of people in B.C. have helped to keep our hospitals, schools and workplaces open, and to protect the ones we love.
“It is the small yet essential efforts, like staying home when ill, not having social gatherings, minimizing our travel, maintaining a safe distance from others and using masks, that have a big impact.
“Today, we have seen that much of the transmission is occurring in private homes at social gatherings, at workplaces where people are gathering, or in risky indoor settings, like group fitness activities. These are all locations where there are limited layers of protection and people are not wearing masks.
“Masks are especially important in businesses and public spaces, on transit and ferries, when we are around people we don’t know and are unable to keep a safe distance. This also includes indoor public places like shopping malls, stores and community centres.
“It is important to remember that businesses are required to ensure the health and safety of their employees and right now, that means a requirement to have COVID-19 safety plans in place to operate.
“In addition to such things as barriers, having fewer people in spaces and health screening, masks are the cornerstone of many COVID-19 safety plans and should be included for all businesses or organizations that have public areas or require employees to gather. For customers who cannot wear a mask, businesses can provide virtual or curbside service instead.
“Equally important, employees and customers are required to abide by these safety plans. You wouldn’t ask a business owner to operate outside of their posted business hours, nor should you expect them to bend their COVID-19 rules for you.
“This is a critical time for all of us. Getting through this surge in new cases and through this pandemic requires all of us to do our part and support each other to do the same. It is how we reduce our risks and protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.”
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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