The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 32 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number cases in B.C. to 2,822.
Between Friday and Saturday, there were 10 test-positive cases; six more cases were reported between Saturday and Sunday; and 16 people tested positive for the virus between Sunday and Monday.
In total, 954 of test-positive cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,474 in Fraser Health, 131 on Vancouver Island, 198 in Interior Health and 65 in Northern Health region.
The number of active cases has increased by four to 182 in B.C.
There are now a total of 14 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, six of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
One additional death was reported after the weekend, and the death toll now stands at 169 in total.
In good news, a total of 2,471 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.
No new health care outbreaks were reported today. Several health care system outbreaks have been declared over and in total, there are now six long term care facilities and one acute care facility that have active ongoing outbreaks.
A number of community outbreaks were also declared over in the past few weeks and no new outbreaks were reported today.
The following are currently ongoing:
- One outbreak 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.
Island Health region
Island Health has reported the first new case of COVID-19 since early May, breaking the region’s streak of no active cases since the beginning of June.
This case was reported on Friday by the Tsawout First Nation near Saanichton. The exposure is classified as “low risk”, and Vancouver Island Health Authority are investigating and reaching out to anyone who may have had close contact with the person.
As a result of the exposure, the Tsawout First Nation Administration Building has been closed for two weeks until July 6.
Specific data for the Vancouver Island Health region shows that there have been 131 total cases of COVID-19 in the area and five people have died.
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 175,454 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 26,190 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 9,162,674.
Over 473,000 people have died from the illness and 4,900,404 have made a full recovery.