(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 130 new test-positive cases and one new epidemiologically linked case of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 4,065.

Between Friday and Saturday, 50 people tested positive for the virus; 37 cases were reported between Saturday and Sunday; and 44 cases were reported between Sunday and Monday.

In total, 1,220 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 2,139 in Fraser Health, 148 in Vancouver Island, Health region, 391 in Interior Health, 96 in Northern Health region, and 71 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has spiked by 59 to 445 in B.C.

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

No new deaths were reported today, and the death toll stands at 195 in total.

A total of 3,425 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Public health officials are also currently monitoring over 1,765 people who have had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Outbreaks

There were two new outbreaks at health care facilities in the Fraser Health region over the weekend, which means there are now outbreaks at eight such facilities across B.C.

No new community outbreaks were reported today but multiple community exposures have been recorded.

According to Dr. Henry, there were a number of new locations and several of new flights on which COVID-19 exposure has been detected.

B.C. residents are urged to check the BC CDC 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

One new COVID-19 case was reported in the Island Health region today.

There have been 148 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 139 people have recovered.

This means there remain four active cases in the region.

Thus far, there have been 276,739 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 40,864 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 20,200,421.

Over 737,070 people have died from the illness and 13,008,464 have made a full recovery.