The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported a record-breaking 911 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province on Friday, including four epi-linked cases, bringing the total number of cases to 30,884.
In total, 8,482 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 19,428 in Fraser Health, 571 in Vancouver Island Health region, 1,538 in Interior Health, 772 in Northern Health region, and 95 people whose residence is outside of Canada.
The number of active cases has decreased by 395 to 7,504 in B.C.
There are now a total of 301 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 69 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
11 additional COVID-related deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 384.
10,430 people are currently in isolation being monitored by public health for symptoms of COVID-19.
A total of 21,304 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.
Three new health care facility outbreaks were reported on Friday, and one has been declared over.
There are a total of 54 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and 5 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
27 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region on Friday.
There have been a total of 571 cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died. Five people in the region are currently in hospital and one person is in ICU after contracting the virus.
Island Health reports that as of Friday, November 27, there are 183 active cases in the region.
- South Vancouver Island Active cases: 45 (-1) Total Cases: 183 (+6)
- Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 112 (+4) Total Cases: 256 (+11)
- North Vancouver Island Active cases: 26 (+10) Total Cases: 132 (+10)
The COVID-19 case curve in the Vancouver Island health region as of November 27 is represented below:
As of Thursday, there had been a total of 1,102,307 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 126,064 of which were done in the Island Health region.
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 61,952,488.
Over 1,448,147 people have died from the illness and 42,762,706 have recovered.