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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 23 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 3,523.

In total, 1,067 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,815 in Fraser Health, 143 on Vancouver Island, 358 in Interior Health, 80 in Northern Health region, and 60 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has dropped by 11 to 253 in B.C.

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

One new death was reported today, and the death toll stands at 194 in total.

A total of 3,076 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

No additional community or health care facility outbreaks were reported over the past 24 hours.

Public health officials continue to monitor the outbreaks at health care facilities, and the community outbreaks in Haida Gwaii (14 cases) and at Fraser Valley Packers in Abbotsford (15 cases).

See also: B.C. reports 81 new COVID-19 cases from weekend including outbreak at Abbotsford plant

B.C. residents are urged to check the HealthLink BC website for all public alerts about possible exposures to the virus.

Those who may have been exposed are asked to monitor their symptoms, reduce the number of contacts they have, and call 811 to get tested for the virus if they do develop symptoms.

Island Health region

No new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region over the past 24 hours.

There have been 143 total cases of COVID-19 in the area, five of whom have died, and 128 people have recovered.

This means there remain 10 active cases in the region.

Thus far, there have been 253,873 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 37,199 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 16,839,696.

Over 661,300 people have died from the illness and 10,352,483 have made a full recovery.