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B.C. reports close to 500 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

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B.C. is reporting close to 500 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) over a 24-hour period.

The government of B.C. in a statement said “B.C. is reporting 497 new cases of COVID-19, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 214,636 cases in the province.”

The statement further added that there are 3,420 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 208,702 people who tested positive have recovered.

Of the active cases, 358 individuals are in hospital and 109 are in intensive care.

The authorities in Fraser Health identified 138 new cases in the past 24 hours, Vancouver Coastal Health 64 new cases, Interior Health 146 new cases, Northern Health 78 new cases, and Island Health 71 new cases.

Furthermore, the B.C. government said three new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, including one in Fraser Health, one in Vancouver Coastal Health, and one in Northern Health.

As of Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, 90.8% (4,209,651) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.0% (4,034,962) have received their second dose.

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