(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 468 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, November 18th.

There have been 214,150 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 69
  • Fraser Health: 173
  • Island Health: 72
  • Interior Health: 85
  • Northern Health: 68
  • Resident outside Canada: 1

There are currently 3,345 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

208,284 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 355 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 110 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

9 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 2,290.


There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks.

The outbreak at Queen’s Park Care Centre has been declared over.

There are a total of 21 ongoing health care outbreaks in the province.

There are currently 2 health care outbreaks in the Island Health region: Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Island Health:

Island Health reported 72 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 349 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 79 │Total Cases: 4695
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 199 │ Total Cases: 5626
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 71 │Total Cases: 1569

51 people remain in hospital with 14 in ICU. 

There was one new death reported in the Island Health region today, and a total of 117 deaths on Vancouver Island.


As of Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, 90.8% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87% have received their second dose.

In addition, 91.2% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 87.5%  have received their second dose.

To date, 8,488,846 (+17,829) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 4,030,851 (+3,705) of which are second doses.

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