There are now 9,956 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C. after health officials announced 115 new cases Wednesday.
Five of these new cases are epi-linked.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports that there are 3,644 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 5,119 in Fraser Health, 222 on Vancouver Island, 557 in Interior Health and 325 in Northern Health.
Additionally, there have been 89 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. of people who reside outside of Canada.
There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreak at Rideau Retirement Centre has been declared over. In total, 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.
There have been no new community outbreaks. However, there continue to be community exposure events at other locations and on flights into and out of the province.
There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 244 deaths in British Columbia.
Of the total COVID-19 cases, 71 individuals are hospitalized, 15 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. As well, 3,042 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
There are 1,387 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 8,296 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.
Alerts are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website, as well as on health authorities’ websites, providing details on where the potential exposure occurred and what actions to take – whether you need to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms.
“As we come up to Thanksgiving this weekend, it’s important to remember while many things have changed and we have faced many challenges, we still have much to be thankful for," said Henry.
“Let’s show our gratitude by doing a small kindness for a friend, neighbour or family member. Reaching out virtually or by phone, helping with a small task or a sending a care package tells people in your life and community that you care. We’re all in this together, and we have come this far by supporting each other while staying apart.
“Kindness counts. What we do today directly influences the well-being of our communities tomorrow, so let’s continue to do our part to protect ourselves and each other – each day and every day.”