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

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 11 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus and one epidemiologically linked case in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 2,990.

In total, 1,013 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,576 in Fraser Health, 133 on Vancouver Island, 203 in Interior Health and 65 in Northern Health region.

The number of active cases have decreased by four to 162 in B.C.

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

No new deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll stands at 183 in total.

In good news, a total of 2,645 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

No new health care outbreaks were reported today, and one outbreak at Tabor Home has been declared over, bringing the total to three long-term care facilities and one acute-care facility outbreaks that are currently ongoing.

All of community outbreaks in B.C. were declared over on July 2, and no new outbreaks were reported today.

However a public alert was issued for a new community exposure event at Hotel Belmont bar and nightclub in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

Anyone who visited the club on June 27 and/or 29 is asked to monitor their symptoms for COVID-19, limit contact with others, and call 811 for testing if any symptoms develop.

Dr. Henry also urges people to check the BCCDC website for public alerts about possible exposures to the virus.

Island Health region

One new case has been reported in the Vancouver Island Health region on Tuesday, making it the first new COVID-19 patient in the region this month.

In June, just two people tested positive for the virus in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Data for the region shows that there have been 133 total cases of COVID-19 in the area and five people have died.

There are currently three active cases remaining in the region.

Thus far, there have been 204,396 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 29,920 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 11,897,927.

Over 544,800 people have died from the illness and 6,828,259 have made a full recovery.