(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 24 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Saturday, bringing the total number cases in B.C. to 2,597 people.

Between Saturday and Sunday, there were nine new cases and between Sunday and Monday, an additional 15 people tested positive for the virus.

In total, 904 of these cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,307 in Fraser Health, 127 on Vancouver Island, 195 in Interior Health and 64 in Northern Health region.

The number of active cases continues to decline as there are now 224 in B.C.

There are now a total of 32 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, five of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

One new death was reported today, and the death toll is now at 165 in total across the province.

In good news, a total of 2,207 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C., representing approximately 85 per cent of all cases.


In total, there are 12 long term care and one acute care facilities that now have active ongoing outbreaks with 556 total cases.

No new community outbreaks were reported today and a number of community outbreaks have been declared over in the past week. 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 141,392 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 21,454 of which were done in the Island Health region.

See all the latest updates about the global COVID-19 pandemic on Vancouver Island

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 6,347,271.

Over 376,400 people have died from the illness and 2,886,826 have made a full recovery.

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