COVID-19 update for Nov. 3: 406 new cases, five deaths | City of Victoria to require COVID-19 vaccination for employees

Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.

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Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for Nov. 3, 2021.


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We’ll provide summaries of what’s going on in B.C. right here so you can get the latest news at a glance. This page will be updated regularly throughout the day, with developments added as they happen.

Check back here for more updates throughout the day. You can also get the latest COVID-19 news delivered to your inbox weeknights at 7 p.m. by subscribing to our newsletter here.


As of the latest figures given on Nov. 2:

• Total number of confirmed cases: 206,690 (4,694 active)
• New cases since Nov. 1: 406
• Total deaths: 2,186 (five additional deaths)
• Hospitalized cases: 445 (nine more patients)
• Intensive care: 137 (down by three patients)
• Total vaccinations: 4,171,944 received first dose; 3,958,398 second doses
• Recovered from acute infection: 199,480
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 41


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All latest B.C. deaths in health regions with low vaccination rates

Four of the five COVID-19 deaths reported on Tuesday occurred in the Northern Health region, while the fifth was in Interior Health.


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Those two health regions have the lowest vaccination rates in B.C.

There were 406 more cases of COVID-19 reported over the past day. There are now 4,694 active cases of the disease, of which 445 are being treated in hospital including 137 in intensive case.

So far, 2186 people have died of COVID-19 in B.C.

A new outbreak has been recorded at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops as well as another at a hospital in Nanaimo, for a total of 41 outbreaks in B.C., most of them in long-term care facilities.

The province says 90 per cent of eligible residents aged 12 and up have received their first dose of vaccine and 85.4 per cent of tham are now fully vaccinated.

Health Minister Adrian Dix has said more than 3,000 health-care workers are on unpaid leave for defying a vaccine mandate and surgeries have been cancelled in some parts of the province due to staffing shortages.


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—The Canadian Press

City of Victoria to require COVID-19 vaccination for employees

The City of Victoria is the latest B.C. municipality to implement a vaccine mandate for city employees.

It has set a deadline of Jan. 5, 2022 for full vaccination.

“This vaccine requirement will continue to protect employees in all of our workplaces, as well as members of the public who we interact with,” said city manager Jocelyn Jenkyns in a statement Tuesday.

The vaccine order applies to all employees, regardless of their place of work. The city is still finalizing details on how to address non-compliance.

The requirement only applies to staff. However, all members of Victoria city council have confirmed they are fully vaccinated.


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Find out how your neighbourhood is doing in the battle against COVID-19 with the latest number of new cases, positivity rates, and vaccination rates:


LOCAL RESOURCES for COVID-19 information

Here are a number of information and landing pages for COVID-19 from various health and government agencies.

B.C. COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

Vancouver Coastal Health – Information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

HealthLink B.C. – Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page

B.C. Centre for Disease Control – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government of Canada – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

–with files from The Canadian Press



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