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Record-breaking 941 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths in BC on Tuesday


The BCCDC has reported a record-breaking 941 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 28,348.

In total, 7,992 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 17,724 in Fraser Health, 505 in Vancouver Island Health region, 1,356 in Interior Health, 678 in Northern Health region, and 95 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 372 to 7,732 in B.C.

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There are now a total of 284 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 61 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.

10 additional COVID-related deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 358.

A total of 19,605 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


Two new health care facility outbreaks were reported on Tuesday, while one has been declared over.

There are a total of 55 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and 6 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

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

There have been a total of 505 cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died. Two people in the region are currently in hospital after contracting the virus.

Island Health reports that as of Tuesday, November 24, there are 152 active cases in the region.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 44, Total Cases: 170
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 95, Total Cases: 219
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 13, Total Cases: 116

The COVID-19 case curve in Vancouver Island health region as of November 24 is represented below:

(Island Health)

As of Monday there had been a total of 1,066,696 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 122,145 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 60,051,163.

Over 1,413,415 people have died from the illness and 41,473,076 have recovered.

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

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