(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported a record-breaking 887 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 29,973.

In total, 8,329 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 18,779 in Fraser Health, 544 in Vancouver Island Health region, 1,491 in Interior Health, 737 in Northern Health region, and 95 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 283 to 7,899 in B.C.

There are now a total of 294 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 64 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units. More people are now hospitalized or in ICU with COVID-19 in B.C. than there ever have been in the past.

13 additional COVID-related deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 384.

10,307 people are currently in isolation being monitored by public health for symptoms of COVID-19.

A total of 19,998 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


Two new health care facility outbreaks were reported on Thursday, and three have been declared over.

There are a total of 51 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

18 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region on Thursday.

There have been a total of 544 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 Thursday, November 26, there are 170 active cases in the region.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 46, Total Cases: 177
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 108, Total Cases: 245
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 16, Total Cases: 122

The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of November 26 is represented below:

(Island Health)

As of Wednesday there had been a total of 1,089,225 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 124,554 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 61,261,464.

Over 1,436,631 people have died from the illness and 42,349,702 have recovered

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