Record-setting 1,130 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC over past two days

Nov 12 2020, 3:31 pm

BC health officials announced 1,130 new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Thursday afternoon, bringing the provincially recorded total to 20,369.

The new case count reflects numbers over a two-day reporting period.

From Tuesday to Wednesday, 536 new cases were reported. From Wednesday to Thursday, there were 594 cases, setting a new one-day record high.

By specific health region, these case numbers equate to 249 new cases of coronavirus in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 808 in the Fraser Health Region, 16 in the Island Health Region, 34 in the Interior Health region, 23 in the Northern Health Region, and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 5,793 active cases, and 11,091 are under public health monitoring. Currently, there are 155 people in hospital and 44 in critical care. The remaining individuals are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been four new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 288 in British Columbia to date.

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