Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for Nov. 11, 2020.
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B.C.’S COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS
As of the latest figures given on Nov. 10:
• Total number of confirmed cases: 19,239 (5,133 active)
• New cases since Nov. 9: 525
• Hospitalized cases: 142
• Intensive care: 46
• COVID-19 related deaths: 284 (3 new)
• Cases under public health monitoring: 9,781
• Recovered: 13,704
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 33
LATEST NEWS on COVID-19 in B.C.
12 a.m. – The provincial government extends state of emergency declaration.
The state of emergency is now active through the end of day on Nov. 24, and gives government staff the powers needed to take necessary actions in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is a marathon, not a sprint, and we’re all in it together,” said Premier John Horgan in a statement issued Tuesday evening.
“It’s time to focus on the actions that helped keep us safe this spring: diligent hand washing, physical distancing, wearing a mask and staying home when you’re sick.
“We all have a role to play in supporting our health-care workers, the health-care system and essential workers, and we must do all we can to keep our loved ones safe, schools open and the economy moving.”
The original state of emergency was declared March 18, 2020 and has been extended multiple times.
A total of 105 fines — totalling more than $100,000 — have been issued to individuals since late August for breaking health orders or federal quarantine rules.
The rundown of tickets being issued was shared Tuesday evening in a statement from the B.C. government formally extending the province’s state-of-emergency declaration.
Between Aug. 21 and Nov. 9, a total of 47 violation tickets were also issued to individuals or businesses who have contravened provincial health orders.
Those include 19 tickets of $2,300 each to hosts and organizers who have held parties against Henry’s orders, two tickets of $2,300 each for restaurants that have violated COVID-19 orders relating to food and liquor service, and 26 tickets of $230 each to individuals who refused to listen to police when events or parties were broken up.
Another 58 violation tickets — collectively totalling $64,000 — have also been issued to individuals who contravened federal quarantine orders.
In total, $118,280 has been issued in fines within British Columbia.
B.C. GUIDES AND LINKS
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