(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 31 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 2,978.

Between Friday and Saturday, there were nine new test-positive cases of COVID-19; 15 people tested positive for the virus between Saturday and Sunday; and between Sunday and Monday, there were seven new cases reported.

In total, 1,008 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,570 in Fraser Health, 132 on Vancouver Island, 203 in Interior Health and 65 in Northern Health region.

The number of active cases have increased by four to 166 in B.C.

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

Six additional deaths were reported over the past three days, four in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and two in the Fraser Health region, and the death toll stands at 183 in total.

In good news, a total of 2,629 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

No new health care outbreaks were reported today, and there remain a total of three long-term care facilities and one acute-care facility outbreaks that are currently ongoing.

11 new cases have been reported in those facilities, two of whom were residents while the rest are staff.

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 48 cases, there were 25 in central Vancouver Island, and 59 in the northern part of the island.

Thus far, there have been 198,765 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 29,093 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 11,692,783.

Over 539,300 people have died from the illness and 6,611,089 have made a full recovery.