BC Joint Statement (Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix)
New cases: 1,933 (11 epi-linked)
- November 20-21: 713
- November 21-22: 626
- November 22-23: 594
Health region breakdown of new cases:
- Vancouver Coastal Health Region: 414
- Fraser Health Region: 1,304
- Island Health Region: 48
- Interior Health Region: 104
- Northern Health Region: 61
- People who reside outside of Canada: 2
Total cases in B.C. since the start of the pandemic: 27,407
Active Cases: 7,360
- Hospitalized: 277 cases (58 in intensive care)
People under active public helath monitoring: 10,200
Health-care facility outbreaks:
- North Peace Seniors Housing Society
- Queen’s Park Carelife Fleetwood
- Sunset Manor
- Renfrew Care Centre
- Lions Gate Hosptial
“We’re in a very challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are asking for everyone’s help to slow the spread of the virus in our province.
“As we have seen, this virus doesn’t pause when we are tired and doesn’t wait for us to catch up.
“This means that right now, we all need slow down our social interactions and increase our layers of protection to get over this next hurdle together. Over the next two weeks, we need to reduce the level of transmission in our province to relieve the stress on our health-care system and keep our schools and workplaces open.
“It is about putting our social gatherings with anyone outside of our immediate household on hold and only doing those things that are essential and safe right now.
“We’re asking you to put the safety measures at the top of your list and focus on making a difference, rather than thinking about shortcuts or workarounds.
“We recognize you may have questions and we have provided further details of how the orders apply to our homes, workplaces and businesses, and where the exceptions may be. This information is available at: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19
“Let’s remember that by focusing on today and doing what we can to make a difference, we will see this pandemic through.”