(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 10 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number cases in B.C. to 2,517 people.

In total, 890 of these cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,244 in Fraser Health, 127 on Vancouver Island, 194 in Interior Health and 62 in Northern Health region.

There are now 303 active cases in the province.

There are now a total of 39 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, 8 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units — showing a continued decrease in hospitalizations and ICU rates.

Sadly, 2 new deaths were reported today and the death toll is now at 157 in total across the province.

In good news, a total of 2,057 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C. representing 82 per cent of all cases.

Outbreaks

In total, there are 14 long term care and two acute care facilities now have active ongoing outbreaks, with the outbreak at Lions Gate Hospital now declared over.

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

An additional community outbreak has been declared at Nature’s Touch, a frozen food processing plant in Abbotsford, where five people have tested positive for the virus.

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

The coronavirus outbreak at the Mission Institute federal correctional facility continues to have 134 people who have tested positive for COVID-19, including 121 inmates and 13 staff.

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 21, 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 129,942 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 19,572 of which were done in the Island Health region.


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The BCCDC has set up a 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 5,377,677.

Over 342,800 people have died from the illness and 2,225,949 have made a full recovery.