Island Health reported no new COVID-19 cases today. There were 217 cases and no deaths reported across the province, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health. The new cases bring the total number of active COVID-19 cases in B.C. to 2,322.
“Currently, 84 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 27 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation,” said the statement.
The Province of B.C. extended its state of emergency until the end of the day on Nov. 10, based on recommendations from B.C.‘s health and emergency management officials. A state of emergency can be extended for up to two weeks at a time.
No new community outbreaks were reported, but there continue to be public exposure events around the province, the statement said. Two new health-care facility outbreaks were reported in the Fraser Health region. There are 21 active outbreaks in long-term care and assisted living facilities and two in acute-care facilities. There are no active COVID-19 outbreaks in Island Health facilities, according to its website.
There have been 10,954 recoveries from the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began in B.C.