Tuesday, April 23, 2024

B.C. reports 525 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths as active cases surge past 5,000


The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 525 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 19,239.

In total, 5,860 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 11,582 in Fraser Health, 308 in Vancouver Island Health region, 912 in Interior Health, 477 in Northern Health region, and 90 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 242 to 5,133 in B.C.

There are now a total of 142 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 46 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 284.

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

A total of 13,704 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


Two new outbreaks were reported in health care facilities on Tuesday, at Holyrood Manor and Burnaby Hospital. All of these outbreaks occurred on the mainland.

There are now a total of 33 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

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

There have been a total of 308 cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died.

Island Health reports that as of November 10, there are 41 active cases in the region.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 20, Total Cases: 119
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 12, Total Cases: 96
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 9, Total Cases: 93

The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of November 10 is represented below.

(Island Health)

As of Tuesday there had been a total of 916,803 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 106,721 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 51,749,847.

Over 1,277,868 people have died from the illness and 36,344,713 have recovered.

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

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