Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for Nov. 3, 2020.
We’ll provide summaries of what’s going on in B.C. right here so you can get the latest news at a glance. This page will be updated regularly throughout the day, with developments added as they happen.
Check back here for more updates throughout the day.
B.C.’S COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS
As of the latest figures given on Nov. 2:
• Total number of confirmed cases: 15,501 (2,945 active)
• New cases since Oct. 30: 1,120
• Hospitalized cases: 90
• Intensive care: 19
• COVID-19 related deaths: 269 (6 new)
• Cases under public health monitoring: 6,448
• Recovered: 12,287
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 28
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LATEST NEWS on COVID-19 in B.C.
3 p.m. – Health officials are set to share latest figures on COVID-19 in B.C.
Health officials are expected to update the number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries across the province.
Health Minister Adrian Dix warned British Columbians on Monday that COVID-19 would be around for “months and months and months and months and months,” as the daily caseload record was smashed two days in a row.
There were 1,120 new cases of COVID-19 reported over the past three days and six deaths.
There were 352 cases reported between noon Friday and noon Saturday, 389 between noon Saturday and noon Sunday and 379 between noon Sunday and noon Monday. The previous one-day record was 317 reported on Oct. 24.
Health officials said there are now 2,945 active cases with 90 people in hospital, including 19 in intensive care.
Of the new cases, the majority (830) were in the Fraser Health region, with 234 reported in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.
There have been 15,501 cases of COVID-19 reported since the first case appeared in B.C. in late January and 269 deaths.
Surrey RCMP busted seven parties and one person for not following COVID-19 health orders on Halloween.
According to Cpl. Joanie Sidhu, the Surrey RCMP’s COVID-19 compliance team made 150 proactive checks on Halloween to ensure people were following provincial health orders. A total of 24 calls were received from members of the public for complaints related to COVID-19 orders, while 324 calls were related to bylaw infractions such as noise complaints, fireworks and large groups.
“Of all the proactive and reactive COVID-related checks completed, there was a high rate of compliance with only three instances of non-compliance,” said Sidhu in an email.
The results of a province-wide survey examining how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted visitation in long-term care homes is set to be released tomorrow.
In August, B.C.’s seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie announced a survey that sought to speak with seniors in care homes and their loved ones about how the lockdown and visitation policy changes have impacted their lives.
As care homes and long-term care facilities are among some of the easiest places for viruses to spread, lockdowns and single-facility staffing protocols were implemented earlier this spring, along with restrictions on visitation in an effort to halt the virus from entering.
LOCAL RESOURCES for COVID-19 information
Here are a number of information and landing pages for COVID-19 from various health and government agencies.
–with files from The Canadian Press