BC health officials announce new one-day record of 911 COVID-19 cases

Nov 27 2020, 11:30 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 911 new test-positive coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 30,884.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, this equates to 153 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 649 in the Fraser Health region, 27 in the Island Health region, 47 in the Interior Health region, and 35 in the Northern Health region.

There have been 11 more deaths in the past 24 hours as well, bringing the provincial death toll to 395.

Currently, 10,430 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

There are 301 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, 69 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry said that 21,304 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

And while BC did initially report a record-high 941 cases over a 24-hour period on November 24, those numbers turned out to be inaccurate, due to what Henry said was a technical IT error in Fraser Health’s reporting systems. The update meant that the daily case number for that day was actually 706, meaning today’s number is the new high.

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