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941 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; 10 deaths

Health minister Adrian Dix looks on as provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on COVID-19, Monday, April 6, 2020.
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November 24, 2020 - 4:25 PM

B.C. is reporting 941 new COVID-19 cases overnight, 49 of which are in the Interior Health region.

That raises the total number of cases of COVID-19 in the Interior Health region to 1,356, while the province has now had 28,348 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Ten more people have died of the disease overnight in B.C, for a total of 358 deaths to date. Hospitalizations are also at a record high of 284, with 61 people being in ICU.

"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," provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said in a joint statement.

"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."

There were 174 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 678 in the Fraser Health region, 11 in the Island Health region,  29 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

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