Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia. Read the full statement here.
– 119 new cases, including four epi-linked case, total of 10,185 cases in British Columbia.
– 1,406 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,180 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, 8,502 people who tested positive have recovered, 68 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 19 are in intensive care and the remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
– Since the start of the pandemic, there have been
- 3,728 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
- 5,253 in the Fraser Health region,
- 225 in the Island Health region,
- 559 in the Interior Health region,
- 331 in the Northern Health region and
- 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
– no new COVID-19 related deaths, total of 245 deaths in British Columbia.
– one new health-care facility outbreak and have been no new community outbreaks. There continue to be exposure events around the province. Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website and on all health authorities’ websites.
– Let’s do all we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19 by ensuring we always use our layers of protection this long weekend.
– The care we show each other today will help protect all of us tomorrow, so let’s make this Thanksgiving about safe connections and safe celebrations.
– We offer our thanks and gratitude to everyone throughout the province and in particular, our front-line essential workers, for doing so much to keep our communities safe and strong.