Total cases since the start of pandemic in B.C.: 23,661
New cases: 717 (1 epi-linked case)
- Vancouver Coastal Health Region: 177
- Fraser Health Region: 484
- Island Health Region: 16
- Interior Health Region: 18
- Northern Health Region: 21
- People who reside outside of Canada: 1
Active cases: 6,589
Hospitalized cases: 198 (63 of which are in intensive care)
People who are under public health monitoring: 10,960
Recovered cases: 16,469
New health-care facility outbreak:
- Tsawaayuss-Rainbow Gardens
“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.”