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 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.
Some links include:
- Details on the latest provincial restrictions
- BCCDC information on how to get tested
- Support for mental health and wellbeing
You can view the worldwide stats here.