Two new cases of COVID-19 reported on Vancouver Island

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Vancouver Island reported two new cases of COVID-19 today. Across the province there were 119 new positive tests for the virus, according to a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy health minister.

“There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 245 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic,” reads the statement.

There are currently 68 people hospitalized with the virus — 19 of whom are in intensive care. There are 1,406 people under active public health monitoring, according to the statement,.

There has been one new outbreak in a healthcare facility to report, at the Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre, according to the statement. There were no new community outbreaks.

Henry encouraged British Columbians yesterday to stay close to home for the long weekend and keep gatherings small.

“Lets make this Thanksgiving weekend one of gratitude, one of kindness and we do that by saying local, connecting with each other in a way that doesn’t put those we care about at risk,” she said.

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