Since yesterday, there have been 762 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 9,871 people who are under active public health monitoring.
- Total cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 24,422. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 210 new cases
- Fraser Health: 481 new cases
- Island Health: 20 new cases
- Interior Health: 38 new cases
- Northern Health: 13 new cases
- 92 (previously 92) individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada
- Active cases: 6,861 (previously 6,589)
- Hospitalized cases: 209 (previously 198)
- Intensive care: 58 (previously 63)
- Ten new deaths (total deaths in BC to date: 320)
- Recovered: 16,914 (previously 16,469)
- 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.
From today’s message:
“We have seen a rising number of new cases of COVID-19 across the province and we need to slow this down. We need to put the brakes on the virus and doing this requires a sustained effort by all of us.
“This second surge is putting a strain on our health-care system, our workplaces and us all. We need to ease this pressure so we can continue to manage the virus in our province and also continue to do the many activities that are important to us.
“While your personal efforts may seem small or having little impact, the collective benefit to every community in every region is significant. Our safety layers are there to help protect us and they work best when we are all using them, all of the time.
“Now is the time to stay small, stay local and do your part – at home, work, school and in your community.”
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)