BC health officials announce 738 new COVID-19 cases

Nov 25 2020, 3:17 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 738 new test-positive coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 29,086.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, this equates to 169 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 443 in the Fraser Health region, 21 in the Island Health region, 70 in the Interior Health region, and 35 in the Northern Health region.

There have been 13 more deaths in the past 24 hours as well, bringing the provincial death toll to 371.

There are currently 7,616 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 10,270 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 294 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 61 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry said that 19,814 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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