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

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 25 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 3,053.

In total, 990 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,610 in Fraser Health, 135 on Vancouver Island, 202 in Interior Health, 65 in Northern Health region, and 51 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has jumped by 12 to at 187 in B.C.

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

One new death was reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 187 in total.

In good news, a total of 2,679 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.


No new health care outbreaks were reported today, and there are two 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 also urges people to check the BCCDC website for 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

There were two new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region reported on Friday, after one patient tested positive on Tuesday, July 7, meaning three new cases in the region have been recorded this week.

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

Data for the region shows that there have been 135 total cases of COVID-19 in the area, five of whom have died, and 126 people have recovered.

This means there are now four active cases remaining in the region.

Thus far, there have been 209,835 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 30,742 of which were done in the Island Health region.

See all the latest updates about the global COVID-19 pandemic on Vancouver Island

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 12,585,744.

Over 561,300 people have died from the illness and 7,315,107 have made a full recovery.

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