The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 13 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 2,947.

In total, 995 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,553 in Fraser Health, 132 on Vancouver Island, 202 in Interior Health and 65 in Northern Health region.

Six cases previously reported have been removed from the total, as they were identified as residents of another province and will be reported in their home province.

The number of active cases have increased by two to 162 in B.C.

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

No additional deaths were reported today, and the death toll stands at 177 in total.

In good news, a total of 2,608 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

No new health care outbreaks were reported today, and there are now a total of 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.

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

Island Health region

One new case was reported on June 30 in the Island Health region, bringing the total number of cases to 132. This was one of just two cases recorded in the region in the month of June.

Specific data for the Vancouver Island Health region shows that there have been 132 total cases of COVID-19 in the area and five people have died.

There are currently two active cases remaining in the region.

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 197,246 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 28,898 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 11,161,989.

Over 528,000 people have died from the illness and 6,230,800 have made a full recovery.