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10 more people in BC die of COVID-19 as province reports 516 new cases Friday


The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 516 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 25,474.

In total, 7,404 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 15,742 in Fraser Health, 446 in Vancouver Island Health region, 1,203 in Interior Health, 588 in Northern Health region, and 93 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 193 to 7,122 in B.C.

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There are now a total of 227 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 57 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units. More people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C. than there ever have been in the past.

Ten additional COVID-related deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 331.

There are currently 10,002 people being monitored by public health for symptoms of COVID-19 after they were exposed to the virus.

A total of 17,477 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


Three new health care facility outbreaks were reported Friday including one at a long term care facility in Campbell River.

There are a total of 43 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and 19 acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.

There remain a number of ongoing COVID-19 exposure sites. B.C. residents are urged to check the BC CDC website for all public alerts about possible exposures to the virus.

Those who may have been exposed are asked to monitor their symptoms, reduce the number of contacts they have, and call 811 to get tested for the virus if they do develop symptoms.

Island Health region

17 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region on Friday.

There have been a total of 446 cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died. Three people in the region are currently in hospital after contracting the virus, one of whom is in ICU.

Island Health reports that as of November 20, there are 128 active cases in the region.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 31, Total Cases: 150
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 85, Total Cases: 186
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 12, Total Cases: 110

The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of November 20 is represented below:

(Island Health)

As of Thursday there had been a total of 1,005,759 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 115,567 of which were done in the Island Health region.

See all the latest updates about the global COVID-19 pandemic on Vancouver Island

The BCCDC has set up a 2019 novel coronavirus telephone information line at 1-833-784-4397 for those who have further questions about this disease.

Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or call 8-1-1.

The Province has also created the 1-888-COVID-19 line to connect British Columbians needing non-medical information about the pandemic.

As of the time of publication, the total number of COVID-19 patients worldwide has risen to 57,865,487.

Over 1,376,499 people have died from the illness and 40,064,715 have recovered.

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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