Forty-six dead from COVID in BC since Friday

More than 2,000 new cases since Friday, record deaths and one school outbreak

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Provincial health officer Bonnie Henry. | BC Government

There have been 2,364 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in B.C. since Friday, and 46 deaths.

There are now 316 people in hospital with COVID-19 and 75 people in intensive casre.

Provincial health officer Bonnie Henry said the 46 deaths since Friday is "the highest we have ever had."

"We are facing a significant storm surge," Henry said. "This is why right now we need to come together again. We know there is vaccine on the horizon, and that is our goal. That is what will help us get through the next phase."

She said 80% of those deaths were among the elderly in long-term care. There has one outbreak at a school -- Newton Elementary School -- which has been closed. There have been five new outbreaks confirmed at long-term care homes since Friday:

  • Mountainview Village
  • Gatewood Villa
  • Lakeview Care Centre
  • St. Jude’s Anglican Home
  • Veteran’s Memorial Lodge

Outbreaks at Kiwanis Care Centre and Louis Bryer Home have been declared over. There are currently 57 active outbreaks in long-term care and assisted living facilities, and five in acute care units.

Despite the surge in hospitalizations, BC Health Minister Adrian Dix said B.C. hospitals are still only at about 70% capacity, and ICU units at 52%, for COVID-19 patients.

Henry said a correction has been made to data for the Fraser Health region, with an additional 277 cases added for that region that had not been counted for November 18 to 26.

Here are the daily case counts for Monday, November 30, with numbers from Friday, November 27, the last reporting period, in brackets:

New cases: 2,364 (911)

BC Total: 33,238 (30,844)

Hospitalized: 316 (301)

Intensive care: 75 (69)

Deaths:441  (395)

Confirmed cases by region:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 371

Fraser Health: 1,642

Island Health: 58

Interior Health: 212

Northern Health: 73

Here is a list of all long-term care and assisted living facilities with at least one confirmed case of COVID-19:

Vancouver Coastal Health

* Arbutus Care Centre (second occurrence)

* Banfield Pavilion

* Capilano Care Centre

* Columbus Residence

* German Canadian Benevolent Society Home (second occurrence)

* Holy Family Hospital (fourth occurrence)

* Lakeview Care Centre (second occurrence)

* Little Mountain Place (second occurrence)

* Renfrew Care Centre

* Royal Arch Masonic Home (second occurrence)

* Royal Ascot Care Centre

* St. Judes Anglican Home

* Three Links Care Centre

* Windermere Care Centre

* Youville Residence

* Villa Cathay (second occurrence)

Fraser Health

* Agassiz Seniors Community

* Agecare Harmony Court Care Centre

* Agecare Harmony Court Estates

* Al Hogg Pavilion (second occurrence)

* Amenida Seniors Community

* Amica White Rock (third occurrence)

* Belvedere Care Centre

* Care Life Fleetwood (second occurrence)

* Chartwell Langley Gardens (second occurrence)

* Cottage-Worthington Pavilion

* Fellburn Care Centre

* Finnish Manor

* Fleetwood Villa

* Fort Langley Seniors Community

* George Derby Centre (second occurrence)

* Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre

* Harrison Pointe

* Hawthorne Senior Care Community - assisted living

* Hawthorne Seniors Care Community - long-term care

* Holyrood Manor

* Jackman Manor

* Laurel Place

* Menno Home

* Morgan Place Care

* Northcrest Care Centre

* PICS Assisted Living (third occurrence)

* Queen's Park Care Centre

* Sunset Manor (second occurrence)

* Tabor Home (second occurrence)

* The Residence at Clayton Heights

* The Residence in Mission

* White Rock Senior Village (second occurrence)

* Valley Haven Care Home

Northern Health 

* North Peace Seniors Housing Society

* Rotary Manor Dawson Creek

Interior Health

* Mountainview Village

* Orchard Manor

* Sun Pointe Village

Island Health

* Discovery Harbour Care

* Tsawaayuss-Rainbow Gardens

* Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead

Acute-care facilities:

* Burnaby Hospital

* Langley Memorial Hospital

* Lions Gate Hospital

* Ridge Meadows Hospital

* Surrey Memorial Hospital

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