(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 16 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number cases in B.C. to 2,709.

In total, 922 of test-positive cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,396 in Fraser Health, 130 on Vancouver Island, 196 in Interior Health and 66 in Northern Health region.

The number of active cases increased by four to 187 in B.C. today.

There are now a total of 12 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, three of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

One new death was reported today breaking a six-day streak without any COVID-19 related deaths in the province. The death toll now stands at 168 in total.

In good news, a total of 2,354 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

No new outbreaks, either in health care or in the community at large, were reported today.

Several health care system outbreaks have been declared over and in total, there are now five long term care facilities that have active ongoing outbreaks.

A number of community outbreaks have also been declared over in the past week and no new outbreaks were reported today.

The following are currently ongoing:

  • One outbreak has been detected at Holy Family Hospital, a long term care facility in Vancouver.
  • Three people tested positive for COVID-19 at Beresford Warming Centre, a shelter in the Fraser health region.
  • Two small outbreaks were reported at offices in the Fraser Health region.
  • Mountain federal correctional institution in Fraser Health Region where two people have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Nature’s Touch, a frozen food processing plant in Abbotsford, where five people tested positive for the virus.
  • The Oppenheimer Group, a fruit and vegetable processing plant in Coquitlam, has three cases.
  • 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 an unknown number of family members of those workers who have also contracted the virus.
    • As of June 11, Dr. Henry expects to declare this outbreak over next week.

Island Health region

Specific data for the Vancouver Island Health region shows that have been 130 total cases of COVID-19 in the area and five people have died.

There are officially no more active cases of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island.

Specific data from the Ministry of Health shows that southern Vancouver Island has had 43 cases, there were 25 in central Vancouver Island, and 59 in the northern part of the island.

Thus far, there have been 163,356 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 24,441 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 7,710,094.

Over 427,200 people have died from the illness and 3,907,541 have made a full recovery.