Health officials update the situation with COVID-19 in B.C.

Health officials update the situation with COVID-19 in B.C.

The previous record-breaking number was on October 8, when the province processed 48,488 tests in a 24-hour period.

At yesterday's briefing, Dr. Henry corrected the most recent daily numbers, saying there were errors in transmitting data from some labs to health authorities between November 17 and 24.

Halton Region recorded 130 new cases, a substantial one-day increase from 36. Seniors continue to be the age group hardest hit by the pandemic.

19 of the 20 deaths are in people who are 60 and older.

There are 2,786,075 individuals who have tested negative to date.

There are 7,899 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 19,998 people who tested positive have recovered.

The number of people in hospital dropped by 15 to 541, and the number of people in ICU stayed the same at 151.

The BC CDC COVID-19 dashboard will be updated accordingly. Of that number, 877 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

It said the province would reach 2,500 new daily cases by that time if the growth rate was at three per cent, or 6,500 if the growth rate was at five per cent.

Of today's case load, 612 are in Fraser Health, 168 in Vancouver Coastal, 18 on Vancouver Island, and 24 in Northern Health.

It will be the first such data release since the Toronto and neighbouring Peel Region started facing the province's toughest restrictions earlier this week.

Several other regions in Ontario reported rising COVID-19 case numbers.

Hamilton also saw a spike with 82 cases.

Renfrew County is reporting one new case of COVID-19. There were 278 cases in people under the age of 19.

It is also another day deaths were in the double digits, with 11 more people losing their lives to COVID-19.

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