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Record new COVID-19 cases in B.C. and the Interior passes the 1,000 mark

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
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November 13, 2020 - 3:47 PM

Once again the record has been broken for the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded in B.C. in the last 24 hours.

There were 617 new cases in B.C., bringing the provincial total to 20,985. That surpasses the previous high of 594 set just yesterday, Nov. 12.

It includes 42 in the Interior Health region for a total of 1,001. There were actually only 31 cases recorded in the last 24 hours in the Interior but the total includes 11 from yesterday that were not listed due to a recording error, states an Interior Health news release.

There are 173 active cases in the region with one person in hospital in intensive care. An outbreak has been declared in the Sun Pointe Village long term care home in Kelowna.

“This is a critical time for everyone in our province,” states a joint statement from Provincial Health Office Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. “We need to act now to protect our loved ones, our Elders and our communities.

"When faced with a resurgence of COVID-19, it can be difficult to muster the strength to keep moving forward, yet British Columbians continue to show unwavering resilience and fortitude to support friends and neighbours in our communities and take care of those who are most at risk, by following the orders and using our layers of protection.”

Of the 617 new cases, 424 were in the Fraser Health region, 130 in Vancouver Coastal, 16 on Vancouver Island, 42 in the Interior and five in the Northern Health region.

There were two new deaths, bringing the provincial total to 290.

There are 5,579 active cases with 167 people in hospital, 50 of whom are in intensive care. There are 12,016 people being actively monitored and 14,901 people have recovered.

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