British Columbia breaks daily record for COVID-19 with 717 new cases, reports 11 deaths

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VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – A staggering 717 new COVID-19 infections and 11 deaths have been reported in a 24-hour period in British Columbia

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Not only is this another record for daily COVID-19 cases, more people than ever are hospitalized with the coronavirus, and another long-term care home has been hit by an outbreak.

Travel to and from the Lower Mainland has also led to an increase in cases on Vancouver Island and the North, according to a statement released Tuesday by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and the minister. of Health, Adrian Dix.

“That’s why it’s important that we stay local and travel less now,” the statement read.

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“When we spend time indoors with people outside of our home, workgroup, or school cohort, the risks increase for everyone. Instead, let’s stay connected virtually and make winter safer for all of us. ”

Almost 70 percent of new COVID-19 cases in the 24-hour period are in the Fraser Health Region, where the majority of the province’s infections are located.

Throughout November, more people continued to be admitted to hospital due to COVID-19, repeatedly breaking records. There are 198 people in hospital because of the virus, the highest to date. Among the patients currently hospitalized, 63 are in intensive care.

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There is another health care outbreak at Tsawaayuss-Rainbow Gardens, a nursing home in the island’s health region.

Il n’y avait aucune éclosion communautaire à signaler.

Près de 11000 personnes en Colombie-Britannique font maintenant l’objet d’une surveillance de la santé publique parce qu’elles sont entrées en contact étroit avec une personne atteinte du COVID-19.

Depuis le début de la pandémie, 310 personnes sont décédées à cause du virus et 23 661 infections ont été confirmées.

«Le plus grand impact que vous pouvez avoir est à travers les petites actions que vous prenez chaque jour», ont déclaré Henry et Dix.

«Tout comme nous enfilons nos vestes pour nous garder au chaud sous la pluie et la neige, nos couches de sécurité COVID-19 le sont aussi pour nous protéger tous. Se laver les mains, garder une distance de sécurité et toujours porter un masque dans les endroits où vous êtes avec des personnes que vous ne connaissez pas – ces choses font une différence.

-Avec les fichiers de Liza Yuzda



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