(Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr. Réka Gustafson/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 1,120 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 15,501.

Between Friday and Saturday, 352 people were reported COVID-19 positive; 389 new cases were reported between Saturday and Sunday; and 379 cases were reported between Sunday and Monday.

In total, 4,898 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 9,049 in Fraser Health, 265 in Vancouver Island Health region, 777 in Interior Health, 422 in Northern Health region, and 90 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 555 to 2,945 in B.C.

There are now a total of 90 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 19 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Six additional deaths were reported over the past three days, and the death toll is now at 269.

6,448 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

It is currently unknown how many have recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C. This section will be updated with new information once it becomes available.

Outbreaks

There were three outbreaks declared at health care facilities on the mainland in the past three days. One prior outbreak has been declared over.

There are now a total of 26 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.

No new community outbreaks were reported today.

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

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

There have been a total of 265 cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died.

Island Health reports that as of November 2, there are 13 active cases on the Island.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 4, Total Cases: 99
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 4, Total Cases: 85
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 5, Total Cases: 81

The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of November 2 is represented below:

(Island Health)

As of Monday there had been 827,496 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 99,043 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 47,275,582.

Over 1,210,307 people have died from the illness and 33,971,886 have recovered.