BC health officials announce record-breaking 1,959 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Nov 16 2020, 3:16 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 1,959 new test-positive coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 22,944.

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 654 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 659 from Saturday to Sunday, and 646 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 455 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,361 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 41 new cases in the Island Health region, 87 new cases in the Interior Health region, 14 new cases in the Northern Health region, and one new case from a person who resides outside of Canada.

There were also nine more deaths over the weekend – the highest recorded number in the province over three days, bringing the death toll to 299.

There are currently 6,279 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 10,928 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 181 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 57 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been 11 new healthcare facility outbreaks, and two new community outbreaks, as well.

Henry said that 16,087 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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