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83 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health; 656 in B.C.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks at a media briefing on COVID-19, Nov. 16, 2020.
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December 01, 2020 - 5:03 PM

COVID-19 numbers continued their ascent in B.C., with health officials today announcing another 656 cases for a total of 33,894 since the start of the pandemic.

There are 8,796 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 336 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 76 of whom are in intensive care. There have been 16 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 457 deaths in British Columbia.

Today, Dec. 1, there are 10,123 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 23,774 people who tested positive have recovered.

Of all the new cases, 140 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 408 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 10 in the Island Health region, 83 in the Interior Health region, 15 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

"As we acknowledge World AIDS Day and celebrate this Day of Giving, today is a day for kindness, compassion and giving back, despite the obstacles of COVID-19," Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, said in a joint statement.

"It is a time for all of us to pause, to think about the many people throughout our province, our nation and the world who have been impacted by COVID-19 and other global epidemics. It is also a time to think about what we can do to make a difference. Let's be resilient in face of this surge. United and together, let's make an impact today through our own personal actions."

They remind B.C., that without exception, they should follow the provincial health officer's orders in place.

Events, which refer to anything that gathers people together - whether on a one-time, regular or irregular basis - are not allowed for now. This includes religious, cultural or community events. Do not gather at home with anyone other than your household or core bubble.

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