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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 26 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 2,904.

Between Friday and Saturday, there were 10 test-positive cases; 14 more cases were reported between Saturday and Sunday; and two people tested positive for the virus between Sunday and Monday.

In total, 979 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,529 in Fraser Health, 131 on Vancouver Island, 200 in Interior Health and 65 in Northern Health region.

The number of active cases has dropped by six to 153 in B.C.

There are now a total of 18 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, five of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

No additional deaths were reported over the weekend, and the death toll stands at 174 in total.

In good news, a total of 2,577 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

No new health care outbreaks were reported today, and there are a total of five long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility outbreaks that are currently ongoing.

386 residents and 229 staff at long term care facilities have thus far contracted the virus.

Three people tested positive for COVID-19 at the Brandis Exotic Show Lounge in Vancouver.

Anyone who was at the premises on June 21, 22, 23, and 24, between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. may have been exposed to the virus, and are asked to monitor their symptoms over the next two weeks.

The outbreak at the Beresford Warming Centre has been declared over.

A number of community outbreaks were also declared over in the past few weeks and no new outbreaks were reported today.

Island Health region

On Monday June 22, Island Health 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, June 19 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.

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 47 cases, there were 25 in central Vancouver Island, and 59 in the northern part of the island.

Thus far, there have been 187,748 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 27,795 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 10,381,113.

Over 507,100 people have died from the illness and 5,619,692 have made a full recovery.

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