B.C. adds record-breaking 911 COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths


Most of the new cases of COVID-19 reported on Friday involve people under the age of 80.

As the province's second wave pushes new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations to new records on a almost daily basis, health officials are urging British Columbians to keep each other safe. The total number of recovered patients in Maharashtra stands at 16,68,538, while the death toll is at 46,813.

The state is preparing to avoid a second wave.

Three of the new cases are epi-linked. The week after that, ending November 20, saw 151 new cases.

Eleven new deaths were confirmed by Dr. Henry, for a provincial total of 395 in the province since the start of the pandemic.

The positivity rate, the number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 compared to total tests administered, was 3.7% on Wednesday, the latest date available by the state. That suggests daily death counts, too, may fall in the coming weeks.

"We know for example that social gatherings are riskier because it's hard for us to resist being close to those who we know and we care for", said Henry.

"I just want to remind everybody that as we have these large numbers of people being diagnosed in our province and under active monitoring as part of our contact tracing efforts, teams are working to identify if there's an active outbreak or not", Dr. Henry said.

"This Thanksgiving, many Minnesotans set their holiday table smaller than they normally do".

In southeastern Minnesota, Goodhue County reported one new death, someone between the ages of 90 and 94, and Winona County reported one new death, someone between the ages of 80 and 84.

The total number of cases in the state is just over 295,000, however, almost 245,000 of them are no longer in isolation.

The province previously stated that once the number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU reaches 150, it becomes harder to support medical needs not related to the disease. Cameron County's 556.5 was the lowest rate in the state.

More than 300 British Columbians are now being treated for the coronavirus in hospital - another milestone, as hospitalizations rose Friday to 301, including 69 in intensive care.



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