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

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 24 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 2,940.

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, there were 15 cases of COVID-19, and nine people tested positive for the virus between Wednesday and Thursday.

In total, 989 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,553 in Fraser Health, 132 on Vancouver Island, 201 in Interior Health and 65 in Northern Health region.

The number of active cases has increased by eight to 160 in B.C.

There are now a total of 17 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, two of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Three additional deaths were reported over the weekend, and the death toll now stands at 177 in total.

In good news, a total of 2,603 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 four long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility outbreaks that are currently ongoing.

All of community outbreaks in B.C. have also been declared over 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 today in the Island Health region, bringing the total number of cases to 132. This is the first new case recorded in the region in over a week.

On 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.

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.

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 193,752 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 28,370 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 10,979,142.

Over 522,700 people have died from the illness and 6,125,449 have made a full recovery.