There has been a record 911 new cases of COVID-19 in BC since yesterday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said today.
That brings to 654 the total number of infections confirmed in the health district since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic in March.
At 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Johns Hopkins University reported 13,155,569 COVID-19 cases in the United States.
There are now 69 people with active cases of the virus, meaning they are considered infectious.
A west-end elementary school will be the first school in Ottawa to offer voluntary COVID-19 testing of asymptomatic students and staff.
The general public is reminded to continue maintaining a high level of awareness and ensuring that throughout each day all the necessary measures are practiced to reduce the risk of being exposed to COVID-19.
Chopp's statement coincides with the province downgrading the local health district to "Orange-Restrict" from "Yellow-Protect" Friday afternoon. Additional restrictions and precautions take effect Monday.
England bowl in first T20 against South Africa
Former captain Faf du Plessis top-scored for South Africa with 58 off 40 balls after his side were sent in on a cool evening. Even so, South Africa still had a realistic chance of winning as England went into the last four overs needing 51 runs.
The addition of 37 new cases brings the county's total to 231 - 204 confirmed and 27 probable.
State data indicates that there were eight COVID patients in Warren County hospitals on Friday. Of the county's total cases to date, 2,707 are male and 3,213 are female. But, the average daily positive test rate in the state over the last seven days has been 7.07% after being 7.69% for the seven days before that.
Four of the new cases are epi-linked.
As of Saturday, 4,114 people were hospitalized for COVID-19, far more than the springtime's prior peak.
Also, the positivity rate in Russell County has dropped to 28.8 percent.
A provisional total of 1,282 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in school-aged children (5 to 17 years) during CDC week 46, a three-fold increase from 5 weeks earlier (week ending 10/10/20).
For the seven-day period ending November 22, Brantford-Brant set a weekly record with 66 new COVID-19 cases.