The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 19 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number cases in B.C. to 2,775.
In total, 946 of test-positive cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,438 in Fraser Health, 130 on Vancouver Island, 196 in Interior Health and 65 in Northern Health region.
The number of active cases increased by 13 to 185 in B.C.
There remain a total of 11 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, five of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
No new deaths were recorded today for the fifth day in a row, and the death toll stands at 168 in total.
In good news, a total of 2,422 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.
There are two new COVID-19 outbreaks at the Mission Memorial Hospital and Tabor Home in Abbotsford. The Tabor Home and Maple Hill long term care facility outbreak announced yesterday are both linked to the outbreak at Mission Memorial Hospital.
“Mission Memorial is a small hospital, which means services for the local community are now limited to urgent and emergency care only,” reads a statement from the Ministry of Health.
“Public health teams are working hard to contain further spread. While we are monitoring the situation closely, we are hopeful that we have caught these outbreaks in the early stages.”
Several health care system outbreaks have been declared over and in total, there are now seven long term care facilities that have active ongoing outbreaks.
The community outbreak at the Oppenheimer Group, a fruit and vegetable processing plant in Coquitlam that had three cases, has now been declared over.
A number of community outbreaks have also been declared over in the past few weeks 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.
- Nature’s Touch, a frozen food processing plant in Abbotsford, where five people tested positive for the virus.
Island Health region
Specific data for the Vancouver Island Health region shows that there 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.
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 169,717 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 25,447 of which were done in the Island Health region.
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 8,379,258.
Over 450,100 people have died from the illness and 4,375,596 have made a full recovery.