(Minister Adrian Dix, Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 29 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number cases in B.C. to 2,659 people.

There were 14 cases reported between Friday and Saturday, six cases between Saturday and Sunday, and nine cases between Sunday and Monday. One more epidemiologically linked case was reported today as well.

In total, 907 of test-positive cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,362 in Fraser Health, 130 on Vancouver Island, 195 in Interior Health and 64 in Northern Health region.

The number of active cases has now decreased to 183 in B.C.

There are now a total of 16 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, four of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units — showing a continued decline.

No new deaths were reported today, and the death toll remains at 167 in total across the province.

In good news, a total of 2,309 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

Several health care system outbreaks have been declared over and in total, there are now four 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:

  • 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.

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.

As of June 5, 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 153,359 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 23,120 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 7,166,922.

Over 407,300 people have died from the illness and 3,503,831 have made a full recovery.