(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 1,959 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 22,944.

Between Friday and Saturday, there were 654 new cases; 659 more cases were reported between Saturday and Sunday; and 646 more COVID-19 cases were added between Sunday and Monday.

In total, 6,694 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 14,175 in Fraser Health, 381 in Vancouver Island Health region, 1,075 in Interior Health, 519 in Northern Health region, and 91 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 700 to 6,279 in B.C.

There are now a total of 181 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.

Nine additional deaths were reported over the past three days, and the death toll is now at 299.

10,928 people are in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 16,087 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.

Outbreaks

11 new outbreaks were reported in health care facilities across B.C. in the past three days, while four outbreaks are now over.

There are now a total of 45 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and seven acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks. 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.

Two new community outbreaks have been declared at Platinum Athletic Club and Cambridge Elementary School, both in the 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

41 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region since Friday.

There have been a total of 340 cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died. Two people in the region are currently in ICU after contracting the virus.

Island Health reports that as of November 16, there are 99 active cases in the region.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 30, Total Cases: 136
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 50, Total Cases: 139
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 19, Total Cases: 106

The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of November 16 is represented below:

(Island Health)

As of Friday there had been a total of 955,239 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 110,223 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 55,303,594.

Over 1,331,362 people have died from the illness and 38,400,639 have recovered.

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