Employee at downtown McDonald's tests positive for COVID-19

Henrietta Brewer
November 23, 2020

On Thursday Henry and Dix announced a long list of new measures meant to stem the second wave of COVID-19 to "relieve the stress" Henry said was being placed on the province's health-care systems.

There were 516 new cases reported in the last 24 hours in B.C. That's down from 538 yesterday, November 19, and far below the 762 on Wednesday and 717 on Tuesday.

A total of 6,929 cases are active across the province. Fifty-seven of those are in intensive care.

During the update, she announced 538 new cases.

It's another day of 500 plus COVID-19 cases in B.C.

There have now been 25,474 confirmed coronavirus cases in the province.

A total of 17,477 people who tested positive have now recovered.

Other figures continued to trend in less-encouraging directions, however.

Despite recent COVID-19 outbreaks at schools, Henry said students will not be required to wear masks. By taking a step back right now, we will all be able to enjoy the confidence in knowing that here in B.C. we have flattened our curve once again.

There are now more than 10,000 people under active public health monitoring because of exposures to known cases of COVID-19. "The best way to do that is to decrease our social interactions and spend as little time as possible with those outside of our immediate household".

Broken down by health region, the new cases equate to 148 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 294 in the Fraser Health region, 17 in the Island Health region, 31 in the Interior Health region, and 25 in the Northern Health region.

The health official explained that cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have been on the rise and that she is getting increasingly anxious.

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