BC sets new daily record with 762 new COVID-19 cases

Nov 18 2020, 3:14 pm

Health officials in British Columbia have announced 762 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 24,422.

In a written statement on Wednesday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, the new cases equate to 210 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 481 in the Fraser Health region, 20 in the Island Health region, 38 in the Interior Health region, 13 in the Northern Health region, and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 6,861 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Currently, 209 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 58 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Currently, 9,871 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

There have been 10 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 320 deaths in British Columbia.

“This second surge is putting a strain on our healthcare system, our workplaces and us all,” said Henry. “We need to ease this pressure so we can continue to manage the virus in our province and also continue to do the many activities that are important to us.”

A total of 16,914 people who tested positive have now recovered.

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