A sixth person has died due to COVID-19 in Northern Health

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 22, 2020

Henry said to remember there is hope in the form of vaccines that are on the horizon as British Columbians approach the darkest days of the year. But in the interim she said everyone's help was needed.

On Thursday, health officials announced 538 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death related to the virus, bringing the province's total number of cases to 24,958 since the pandemic began, and death toll to 321.

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

The vast majority of the new cases remain clustered in the Lower mainland, with 178 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 309 in the Fraser Health region, 28 in the Interior Health region, 12 in Island Health and 11 in the Northern Health region.

Thursday's briefing also saw Henry announce several new restrictions including a two-week extension of restrictions first announced on November 7.

"We need to do more".

Also suspended are in-person services at places of worship as well as events which were previously included under the 50-person mass gathering order B.C. has operated under for much of the pandemic.

A one-day record 25 more people were diagnosed in Northern Health, the region's total has reached 588 with 95 active.

"She is 86. She is alone there".

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