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BC reports 16 new COVID-19 deaths

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 5:08 PST, Tue December 1, 2020

BC health authorities reported 16 new COVID-19 related deaths today, as well as 656 new cases across the province.

Three of the new cases are epidemiologically linked, and the cumulative total in BC is now 33,894. Of the new cases, 140 new cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 408 in the Fraser Health region, 10 in the Island Health region, 83 in the Interior Health region and 15 in the Northern Health region.

There are 8,796 active cases in BC and 10,123 people are under active public health monitoring. The number of people in hospital has risen by 20, with 336 people hospitalized today and 76 of those people in intensive care. 

Health authorities announced one new healthcare outbreak and declared two over, leaving 61 active outbreaks in the healthcare sector. This includes 56 in longterm care or assisted living facilities and five in acute care facilities.

"It is a time for all of us to pause, to think about the many people throughout our province, our nation and the world who have been impacted by COVID-19 and other global epidemics. It is also a time to think about what we can do to make a difference,” health officials said in a statement.

“Let's be resilient in face of this surge. United and together, let's make an impact today through our own personal actions. Let's make today a day to slow community transmission and continue to protect everyone in our province."

For a list of community exposure events, click here.

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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