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911 COVID-19 cases in B.C. sets new daily record

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November 27, 2020 - 3:41 PM

There were 911 new COVID-19 cases and 11 additional deaths from the virus in B.C. since yesterday.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Ministry Adrian Dix gave an update on COVID-19 today, Nov. 27 during a live-streamed press conference. Most of the 911 new cases were people living in long-term care.

The new cases bring the total to 30,884 people in B.C. who have been diagnosed with the virus since the start of the pandemic.

Eleven people have died since yesterday due to the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in B.C. to 395. The vast majority of these people were people in their 70s and 80s.

“I just want to remind everybody that as we have these large numbers of people being diagnosed in our province and under active monitoring as part of our contact tracing efforts, teams are working to identify if there’s an active outbreak or not," Dr. Henry said.

"Public health teams may conduct or offer widespread testing if they’re symptomatic or asymptomatic in settings like workplaces, schools and long-term care homes… the priority is to contact those who are positive first to make sure they are isolating so there may be a delay in people getting results in some cases if they’re negative in these outbreak investigations.”

The new cases include 47 in Interior Health region, 153 people in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 649 in Fraser Health, 27 people in the Vancouver Island Health region and 35 people in the Northern Health region.

There are 10,430 people on public health monitoring and 21,304 people have recovered from the virus. There are 301 people in the hospital and 69 people of those are in critical care, Henry said.

There have been three new healthcare outbreaks and one has been declared over, leaving the province with 59 active outbreaks, Henry said.

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