Vancouver Island reports one new COVID-19 case

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There were were 115 new cases and no deaths reported across B.C.

Currently, there are 71 people hospitalized with the virus, including 15 in ICU.

Vancouver Island reported one new COVID-19 case today. There were were 115 new cases and no deaths reported across B.C., according to a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health. 

“There are 1,387 active cases of COVID-19 in the province [and] 3,042 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases,” the statement said.

Currently, there are 71 people hospitalized with the virus, including 15 in ICU. 

“There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreak at Rideau Retirement Centre in the Fraser Health region has been declared over. In total, 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities have active outbreaks,” the statement said.

No new community outbreaks were reported, although there continue to be exposure events around the province. There have been 8,296 recoveries in B.C. from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. 

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,644 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,119 in the Fraser Health region, 222 in the Island Health region, 557 in the Interior Health region, 325 in the Northern Health region and 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

“As we come up to Thanksgiving this weekend, it’s important to remember while many things have changed and we have faced many challenges, we still have much to be thankful for,” the statement said.

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