(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Province of B.C. Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 13 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 3,128.

In total, 1,015 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,649 in Fraser Health, 135 on Vancouver Island, 212 in Interior Health, 65 in Northern Health region, and 52 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by one to 209 in B.C.

There are a total of 14 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, five of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

No new deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll stands at 189 in total.

In good news, a total of 2,730 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

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

One community outbreak is ongoing at the Krazy Cherry Fruit Co. in Oliver, b.C. after two people tested positive for COVID-19 at this farm.

Those who live and work on the farm are under restrictions to limit further transmission.

Dr. Henry also urges people 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

There were no new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region reported on Tuesday, after two people tested positive on Friday, July 10.

Three new cases in the region were recorded last week, after just two people tested positive for the virus in the Vancouver Island Health region in the month of June.

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 remain four active cases remaining in the region.

Thus far, there have been 219,601 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 32,400 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 13,414,357.

Over 579,509 people have died from the illness and 7,822,980 have made a full recovery.