Tuesday, November 24, 2020

British Columbia shoots through the one day mark for cases of COVID, as case count numbers continue to climb in all Health regions

British Columbia recorded a new record in COVID case counts today, closing in on almost 1,000 case reports with a total for Tuesday of 941 cases, along with the sad news of 10 more deaths attributed to the coronavirus.

For residents of Northern British Columbia, there was even more reason to take note of the measures in place as the Northern Health region recorded another 29 cases of COVID in the last 24 hours.

Today's update was relayed by way of a statement from Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

“Today, we are reporting 941 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, for a total of 28,348 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 7,732 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 284 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 61 of whom are in intensive care. 

The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

Currently, 10,283 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 19,605 people who tested positive have recovered.

There have been 10 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 358 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Across the province, the review of the last 24 hours from the Health Authorities is as follows:  

174 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 678 in the Fraser Health region, 11 in the Island Health region, 49 in the Interior Health region, 29 in the Northern Health region bringing the Northern BC total to 678 cases since January.

No new cases of COVID were recorded from people who reside outside of Canada. 

BC CDC COVID Dashboard for November 24
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Adding some urgency towards compliance of the range of measures in place, the statement noted the need to pause our activities to work towards driving down this current surge upwards in the province.

“We need to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our province and that needs to happen now. That is why we have paused all gatherings, events and indoor group fitness activities. 

That is also why everyone, young and old, needs to pause their social interactions and increase their layers of protection and stay within their local communities as much as possible. 

We need to ease the pressure to allow us to get over this next hurdle, and importantly, give us the ability to once again enjoy those things that are important to all of us. 

Let’s remember that every case of COVID-19 is a person who requires support and care, who may become severely ill and need to be in hospital, and whose family will experience the stress, emotional burden and for some, the tragedy, that has come with this virus. 

Let’s step up our efforts to protect our families, friends and neighbours. The time to do that is now.”

You can review today's full COVID-19 statement here

The BC Centre for Disease control has some valuable Coronavirus notes related to COVID-19 you can explore that information here.

You can learn more about the outbreak from both the Province and the Federal government from the links below:

Federal Government site

British Columbia Government site

The World Health Organization website also offers up the latest advisories on the global situation.

More from  Northern Health can be reviewed here 

You can review our archive of past statements and local information here.

Local governments and organizations have also provided for increased awareness of COVID-19 issues, those past advisories  can be reviewed here.

For notes from across Canada and British Columbia we have been archiving the latest items through our political portal Darcy McGee

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