BC health officials report record-high 589 new coronavirus cases on Friday

Nov 6 2020, 3:45 pm

BC health officials said on Friday that a record high of 589 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total to 17,149.

In a written statement, officials said that by specific health region, this equates to 146 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 402 in the Fraser Health region, five in the Island Health region, 24 in the Interior Health region, 12 in the Northern Health region, and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 3,741 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 7,887 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 104 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 28 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been two new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 275 deaths in British Columbia.

There have been six new healthcare facility outbreaks at Suncreek Village, Fort Langley Seniors Community, Northcrest Care Centre, Fellburn Care Center – PATH unit, Ridge Meadows Hospital and Langley Memorial Hospital.

In total, 31 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and four acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

There has also been one new community outbreak at the Royal Inland Hospital construction site.

A total of 13,035 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered.

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