Today’s new case count not only set a new record, but also reflected one of the biggest upswing.
The number of deaths remains high, and the number of cases has increased in all other categories.
There are also two new outbreaks in healthcare, pub exposure events and a shop and seven flights and 28 schools with new exposures.
Public Security Minister and Attorney General Mike Farnworth once again extended the provincial state of emergency until December 8.
In addition, Farnworth issued a ministerial order coordinated with Provincial Health Officer B.C., Provincial Health Order Dr Bonnie Henry, issued November 19 that masks must be worn in all public spaces.
All British Columbians 12 years and older must wear face masks, including:
- shopping malls, shopping malls, cafes and retail and grocery stores;
- alcohol and drug stores;
- airports, town halls, libraries, community and recreation centers;
- restaurants, pubs and bars;
- places of public worship;
- public transport, in taxis or in vehicles that share rides;
- common areas of office buildings, courtyards, hospitals and hotels;
- common areas of sports and fitness centers, when not engaged in physical activity;
- common areas of post-secondary institutions and non-profit organizations.
Emergency Management BC provides further orders for the implementation of masks worn in common areas of residential buildings, condos and workplaces.
Face shields are not considered a mask replacement, as there is an open space under the mouth.
Those who can not wear a mask or who can not put on or remove a mask without the help of others are excluded.
Masks can be removed temporarily to identify a person wearing a mask while consuming food or drink, participating in a sport or fitness activity at a sports facility, or receiving a personal or health service that requires removal of the mask.
Anyone without a mask in a closed public place or who refuses to follow the enforcement agent’s instructions, including leave instructions, or who responds with abusive or belligerent behavior, could be fined $ 230.
From August 21 to November 20, 59 injury tickets were issued, including:
- 25 $ 2,300 tickets to owners or organizers breaking orders for gatherings and events;
- nine $ 2,300 injury tickets for opposing an order for food and alcohol;
- $ 25 $ 230 tickets for individuals who refused to follow law enforcement instructions.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, police agencies in BC. issued 64 injury tickets to individuals violating federal quarantine law totaling $ 70,000.
Henry announced that today there are 941 new cases in BC, which is a new record. (The last record was registered in 762 new cases on November 18.)
By regions, this includes:
- 678 new cases in Fraser Health;
- 174 in Vancouver Coastal Health;
- 49 in Health Internal Affairs;
- 29 in Northern Health;
- 11 in Island Health;
- there are no new people from outside Canada.
Today, there are now 7,732 active cases, an increase of 372 from yesterday.
Currently, there are 284 people in hospital (seven more as of yesterday), with 61 of those patients in intensive care units (two more than yesterday).
Public health monitors 10,283 people (83 people more than yesterday).
Tragically, the number of new deaths remains high once again – there have been 10 new deaths related to KOVID-19. The cumulative total death toll now stands at 358 people who died during the pandemic.
A total of 19,605 people (69 percent) who tested positive recovered.
During the pandemic, BC reported a total of 28,348 cases in British Columbia. By regions, this includes:
- 17,724 new cases in Fraser Health;
- 7,992 in Vancouver Coastal Health;
- 1,356 in Home Health;
- 678 in Northern Health;
- 505 in Island Health;
- 93 people from outside Canada.
Fraser Health said in a statement today that the outbreak at the Burnaby Hospital Drug Unit, declared Nov. 10, had left 55 patients with a positive test and five dead. In addition, 44 test-positive staff members are under investigation to determine if they are related to the outbreak.
A fire broke out at the hospital on November 15, and Fraser Zdravje said the response to the fire was considered a contributing factor.
Meanwhile, there are two new outbreaks of health facilities:
- Valley Care Home (45450 time from Manholm) to Chilivak, where Fraser Zdravje stated that two staff members were positive;
- A small mountain place (330 East 36th Avenue) in Vancouver, where Vancouver Coastal Health imposed restrictions on November 22.
Epidemics in Fraserway Secondary Care Lodge in Richmond and Agasiz Community for the Elderly in Agazis have been declared completed.
There are no new epidemics in the community.
Vancouver Beach Health has announced a public display event at a pub in downtown Vancouver on Morrissey at 1227 Granville Street from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on November 12 and 13. The pub has not yet posted any announcement about the exposure on its social media or website.
Loblau announced that a staff member who last worked at the site of King George Boulevard 7322 in Buyers Drug March in Surrey on November 19 has since been a positive test.
The BC Center for Disease Control has announced these seven COVID-19-certified flights on its list:
- November 14: 133. West et al, Calgary to Vancouver;
- November 16: 109, Hamilton to Abbotsford;
- November 18: Air Canada / azzez 8075, Vancouver to Victoria;
- November 18: Air Canada / azzez 8247, Terrace to Vancouver;
- November 19: Air Canada 123, Toronto to Vancouver;
- November 19: Air Canada / azzez 8081, Vancouver to Victoria;
- November 19: United Airlines 5312, San Francisco to Vancouver.
For information on affected rows, visit the BCCDC website.
Four regional health authorities have added new exposure dates for 28 schools.
Coastal Vancouver Health has not added new dates for its schools.
Island Health added one school: Primarily Randerson Ridge (6021 Nelson Road), which had a cluster of November 4 to 6 and 9 to 10, added November 12 as the exposure date.
Internal Health added one school: Cazorso Elementary School (3675 times Cazorso), which previously had exposure from November 5 to 6 and from November 9 to 10, had a new exposure on November 12.
Northern Health added one school: William Conkin Elementary School (9750 Carol Street) in Lake Burns, with exposure on November 16;
Fraser Health had 25 schools with new exposure dates.
In Abbotsford, two schools had new dates:
- Rick Hansen Intermediate (31150 Blueridge Drive) – which previously had exposure on October 6, 7 and 13; from October 14 to 16; on November 2; from 3 and 4 November; from 9 to 10 November – there was a new exhibition on 17 November;
- Saint John Brebef Regional High School (2747 Townline Road), which previously had exposure from October 27 to 29 and from November 9 to 10, added November 16.
In Barnaby, Moscow High School (4433 Moskop Street), which had previous exposures from 3 to 4 November, had additional exposures from 12 to 13 November.
In Coquitlam, Middle hundredth anniversary (Poirier Street 570), which previously had exposure from October 15 to 16 and from October 19 to 21, added November 13 and 17 as exposure dates.
In Chilliwack, Intermediate GW Graham (45955 Thomas Road), which previously had exposure on October 23 and from October 26 to 29, had new exposure from November 16 to 18.
Three schools in Langley had new dates:
- Intermediate Brookswood (20902 37a Avenue) – which previously had exposure on 5, 13, 15 and 16 October – added 10, 12 and 13 November;
- Peterson Road Primary (23422 47th Avenue) had exposure on 16 November;
- Richard Bullpit Primary (Avenue 20965 77A) also added on 16 November.
Maple Ridge had one school: Thomas Haney Intermediate (Avenue 23000 116), which had a previous exposure incident on October 26, had a new exposure on November 17.
In Surrey, 16 schools had new dates:
- Chimney Hill Primary (14755 74 Avenue) had exposure on November 11, 13, 18 and 19;
- Central learning center of the city (13104 109 Avenue), which previously had an exposure incident on October 6, added November 18;
- Elendalem Elementary (Avenue 14525 110a) had exposure on 16 November;
- Green hardwood (8824 144 street) – which previously had events on display on 29 September and from 9 to 10 November – added 16 to 18 November;
- Basic hill pillar (18599 65th Avenue) had exposure from November 17 and 18;
- Katzi elementary (6887 194a Street), which previously had exposure on November 9, added November 10, 12 and 13;
- Lord Tweedsmuer High School (Street 6151 180) – which previously had exposure from 14 to 15 September, and on 10 and 12 November – added 16 to 17 November;
- Basically on Old Yale Road (10135 132 street) had exposure on 10, 12 and 13 November;
- Panorama Ridge High School (13220 64 Avenue) – which previously had exposure on 8 and 10 September; from September 30 to October 1; from October 6 to 9 and from October 13 to 15; from 19 to 20 October; on November 3, 4 and 5 – added November 16;
- Princess Margaret Secondary (12870 72nd Avenue) – which previously had an exhibition on September 11; on October 12, 15 and 16; on October 26 and 29; from 2 to 5 November; and on November 6 – there was an exposure on November 13;
- Semiahumo secondary (Street 1785 148), which previously had an exposure event from 5 to 6 November, added 10 and 12 November;
- Lsutn Primary School in Halsa (6933 124th Street) – which previously had exposure events from 22 to 25 September; from 20 to 22 October; and from 28 to 30 October – added from 17 to 19 November;
- Secondary Halsa – Yale Old Road campus (10589 124 street) – which had previous exposition events from 9 and 10 September; September 30 to October 2; and from 13 to 15 October – had new exposures from 17 to 19 November;
- Pacific Academy (Street 10238 168), which had a previous exposure on November 9, added November 12, 13, 17, 18; and 19;
- Sik Academy– ewton (12895 85 Avenue), which previously had an exhibition on 14 October, added 16 and 17 November;
- St. Matthew Primary (16065 88th Avenue) had exposure from 16 to 18 November.