(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 1,130 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 20,368.

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, the province reported 536 new cases of COVID-19, and between Wednesday and Thursday there were 594 additional cases.

In total, 6,109 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 12,390 in Fraser Health, 324 in Vancouver Island Health region, 946 in Interior Health, 500 in Northern Health region, and 90 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 660 to 5,793 in B.C.

There are now a total of 155 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 44 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units. There are now more people hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C. than there ever has been in the past.

Four additional deaths were reported over the past 48 hours, and the death toll is now at 288.

9,179 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19. 11,091

A total of 14,089 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


Six new outbreaks were reported in health care facilities across B.C., while three outbreaks are now over. One of these outbreaks is at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and is the first COVID-19 outbreak at a health care facility on Vancouver Island.

There are now a total of 35 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and six 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

16 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region since Tuesday.

There have been a total of 324 cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died.

Island Health reports that as of November 12, there are 51 active cases in the region.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 23, Total Cases: 126
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 17, Total Cases: 103
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 11, Total Cases: 95

The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of November 12 is represented below:

(Island Health)

As of Tuesday there had been a total of 922,622 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 107,479 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 53,025,568.

Over 1,297,923 people have died from the illness and 36,938,916 have recovered.

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