BC health officials announce 538 new COVID-19 cases

Nov 19 2020, 3:17 pm

Health officials in British Columbia have announced 538 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 24,960.

During a live update on Thursday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, the new cases equate to 178 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 309 in the Fraser Health region, 12 in the Island Health region, 28 in the Interior Health region, 11 in the Northern Health region, and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

Currently, 217 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 59 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There are 6,929 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 9,929 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Health officials also announced one new COVID-19-related death, for a total of 321 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 17,207 people who tested positive have now recovered.

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