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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported nine new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number cases in B.C. to 2,559 people.

In total, 899 of these cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,274 in Fraser Health, 127 on Vancouver Island, 195 in Interior Health and 63 in Northern Health region.

The number of active cases continue to decline as there are now 241 in B.C.

There remains a total of 33 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, six of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Two new deaths were reported today, and the death toll is now at 164 in total across the province.

In good news, a total of 2,153 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

In total, there are 15 long term care and one acute care facilities now have active ongoing outbreaks with 550 total cases.

One new health care system outbreak at Nicole Lodge in the Fraser Health region was declared today, with a single case so far and outbreak protocols are being instated.

No new community outbreaks were reported today. The outbreak at the Mission Federal Correctional Facility, one of the largest outbreaks in the province, was declared over today. The following outbreaks are currently ongoing:

One outbreak was declared at the Mountain federal correctional institution in Fraser Health Region last week where two people have tested positive for COVID-19.

Another community outbreak was also declared last week at Nature’s Touch, a frozen food processing plant in Abbotsford, where five people tested positive for the virus.

A community outbreak at the Oppenheimer Group, a fruit and vegetable processing plant in Coquitlam, has three cases.

There continues to be seven people who tested positive for COVID-19 linked to the Fraser Valley Speciality Poultry outbreak.

A total of 17 people returning to B.C. from the Kearl Lake oil sands project in Alberta have tested positive for the virus, and there are additional family members of those workers who are also at risk of virus transmission.

Island Health region

Specific data for the Vancouver Island Health region shows that there are 127 total cases of COVID-19 in the area.

BCCDC data shows that as of May 27th, 121 people have recovered in the Island Health region and there have now been five virus-related deaths in total.

This means there continues to be just one active case in the region, and that patient is in hospital.

Thus far, there have been 138,043 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 20,846 of which were done in the Island Health region.


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The BCCDC has set up a 2019 novel coronavirus telephone information line at 1-833-784-4397 for those who have further questions about this disease.

Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or call 8-1-1.

The Province has also created the 1-888-COVID-19  line to connect British Columbians needing non-medical information about the coronavirus pandemic.

As of the time of publication, the total number of COVID-19 patients worldwide has risen to 5,867,865.

Over 360,400 people have died from the illness and 2,569,796 have made a full recovery.