DR. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, and Stephen Brown, Deputy Minister of Health, on Wednesday announced 115 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, in British Columbia. The total number of cases stands at 9,956.
Fortunately, there were no new COVID-19-related deaths, and the total number of deaths remains at 244 in the province.
There are 1,387 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,042 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 8,296 people who tested positive have recovered.
Currently, 71 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 15 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,644 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,119 in the Fraser Health region, 222 in the Island Health region, 557 in the Interior Health region, 325 in the Northern Health region and 89 cases 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, although there continue to be exposure events around the province. Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website and on all health authorities’ websites.
Henry and Brown added: “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.
“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.”
Assisted living, long-term care homes and seniors’ rental buildings with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks are as follows:
Vancouver Coastal Health
* Banfield Pavilion long-term care facility
* Haro Park Centre long-term care facility (second occurrence)
* Point Grey Private Hospital long-term care facility
* Chartwell Crescent Gardens long-term care facility
* Cherington Place long-term care facility
* Evergreen Hamlets long-term care facility
* George Derby Centre long-term care facility
* Harrison West at Elim Village long-term care facility
* Kin Village assisted-living facility
* Langley Lodge long-term care facility (third occurrence)
* Milieu Children and Family Services Society community living facility
* New Vista Care Home long-term care facility
* Thornebridge Gardens assisted-living facility
* Peace Portal Seniors Village long-term care facility
* White Rock Seniors Village long-term care facility