(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported a record-breaking 589 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 17,149.

In total, 5,369 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 10,109 in Fraser Health, 286 in Vancouver Island Health region, 835 in Interior Health, 450 in Northern Health region, and 90 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 352 to 3,741 in B.C.

There are now a total of 104 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 28 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Two additional deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 275.

7,887 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 13,035 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.

After B.C. saw the second daily record case numbers in a row, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Dix will be making a live update and announcement this Saturday, for the first time in months.


Six new health care facility outbreaks were reported over the past 24 hours, while one outbreak has been declared over. All of these outbreaks occurred on the mainland.

There are now a total of 31 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and four acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.

One community outbreak was reported at the Royal Inland Hospital construction site in the Interior 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 Friday.

There have been a total of 286 cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died.

Island Health reports that as of November 6, there are 30 active cases on the Island.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 13, Total Cases: 109
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 6, Total Cases: 88
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 11, Total Cases: 89

The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of November 6 is represented below.

(Island Health)

As of Thursday there had been 877,987 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 103,489 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 49,613,888.

Over 1,247,700 people have died from the illness and 35,231,098 have recovered.