(Minister Adrian Dix/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 299 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 15,800.

In total, 4,993 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 9,234 in Fraser Health, 270 in Vancouver Island Health region, 788 in Interior Health, 425 in Northern Health region, and 90 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 72 to 3,017 in B.C.

There are now a total of 92 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 22 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Three additional deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 272.

6,888 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 12,430 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.

Outbreaks

One health care facility outbreak was declared at Belvedere Care Centre in the Fraser Health region the past 24 hours.

There are now a total of 27 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.

One new community outbreak was declared at Capella Dance Academy in Fraser Health region.

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

Five new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region on Tuesday.

There have been a total of 270 cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died.

Island Health reports that as of November 3, there are 18 active cases on the Island.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 6, Total Cases: 101
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 6, Total Cases: 87
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 6, Total Cases: 82

The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of November 3 is represented below:

(Island Health, November 3)

As of Monday there had been 852,267 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 101,170 of which were done in the Island Health region.


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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 47,764,971.

Over 1,218,341 people have died from the illness and 34,285,689 have recovered.