(Dr. Bonnie Henry, Adrian Dix/Province of B.C.)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 29 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 3,591.

In total, 1,076 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,865 in Fraser Health, 143 on Vancouver Island, 360 in Interior Health, 86 in Northern Health region, and 61 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has dropped by 17 to 242 in B.C.

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

No new deaths were reported today, and the death toll stands at 194 in total.

A total of 3,155 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.


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 two ongoing community outbreaks in Haida Gwaii and at Fraser Valley Packers in Abbotsford.

Northern Health Authority announced on Wednesday that there are now 20 test-positive COVID-19 cases reported in Haida Gwaii.

Seven of those patients have fully recovered which means there are 13 active cases in the archipelago.

Meanwhile there are now 59 cases linked to the Fraser Valley Packers Inc. outbreak—an increase of 28 since Wednesday.

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 132 people have recovered.

This means there remain six active cases in the region.

Thus far, there have been 258,368 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 37,788 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 17,407,984.

Over 674,400 people have died from the illness and 10,852,811 have made a full recovery.

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