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299 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C.; 11 in Interior Health

Dr. Reka Gustafson.
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November 03, 2020 - 4:19 PM

B.C. health officials announced 299 new cases of COVID-19 today, 11 of which are in the Interior Health region.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 15,800 cases across the province. Today, 3,017 cases are considered active and 6,888 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Hospitalizations have risen to 92 and 22 people are in intensive care. There have been three new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 272 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Our goal for the COVID-19 pandemic is to continue to minimize severe illness, death and social disruption in our communities. The more we learn about the virus, the better we are able to manage all three of these important objectives. As part of this, we all need to understand the risks in our local communities and adjust our activities if that risk increases," Dr. Réka Gustafson, B.C.'s deputy provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, said in a press release issued today, Nov. 3.

"Today, much of the recent transmission is connected to social gatherings. That is why it is so important to keep our groups small."

They added this is particularly important in the Fraser Health region where public health teams are asking everyone to avoid all social gatherings in your home right now - even those that are within the restrictions of the provincial health officer order.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 4,993 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 9,234 in the Fraser Health region, 270 in the Island Health region, 788 in the Interior Health region, 425 in the Northern Health region and 90 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.


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