Sadly, 11 more people have died due to the virus, swelling the provincial death toll to 310.
Today, we are reporting 762 new cases of COVID-19, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 24,422 cases in British Columbia.
There has been one new health-care facility outbreak - at Tsawaayuss-Rainbow Gardens in Port Alberni.
Stanwick says in an interview that roughly half of the COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island from September 1 to November 10 have come from people travelling.
A record-breaking 20 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed for Island Health on Wednesday.
The majority of the new cases announced Wednesday continue to be in the Lower Mainland, with 481 or 63 per cent in the Fraser Health region and 210 or 28 per cent in the area covered by Vancouver Coastal Health. Another outbreak at the Normanna, a care home in Burnaby, has ended.
Hospitalizations in B.C. are at 209, with 58 of those in ICU.
Dr. Richard Stanwick, chief medical health officer for Island Health, said Vancouver Island is at risk of going in the same direction as Metro Vancouver, now that 566 people are in isolation, 10 times higher than it was a few weeks ago.
Henry said those new cases were "connected to travel to and from the Lower Mainland".
"This second surge is putting a strain on our healthcare system, our workplaces and us all", said Henry.
"While your personal efforts may seem small or (to be) having little impact, the collective benefit to every community in every region is significant".
"Just as we put on our jackets to keep us warm in the rain and snow, so too are our COVID-19 safety layers there to protect all of us".
British Columbia Premier John Horgan says a proposed two-week quarantine for anyone travelling to Vancouver Island may not be the best way to proceed.
A joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix urges people to work together to stay small and stay local to help slow the spread of the illness.