The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 142 new test-positive cases and four new epidemiologically linked cases of novel coronavirus in the province over the past four days, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 3,787.
Between Friday and Saturday, 43 people tested positive for the virus; 29 cases were reported between Saturday and Sunday; 46 cases were reported between Sunday and Monday; and there were 28 new cases between Monday and Tuesday.
In total, 1,119 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,989 in Fraser Health, 146 on Vancouver Island, 377 in Interior Health, 91 in Northern Health region, and 65 people whose residence is outside of Canada.
The number of active cases has spiked by 41 to 319 in B.C.
There are a total of eight people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, four of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
No new deaths were reported over the past four days, and the death toll stands at 195 in total.
A total of 3,273 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.
One new health care outbreak has been detected in the Maple Ridge Senior living facility in the Fraser Health region.
Public health officials continue to monitor all outbreaks at health care facilities, and the two ongoing community outbreaks in Haida Gwaii and at Fraser Valley Packers in Abbotsford.
Last week, the provincial government banned non-resident travel to Haida Gwaii meaning the only legal travel to the archipelago will be for the delivery of essential goods and supplies, medical appointments, and urgent or emergency family matters during the pandemic.
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
Two new COVID-19 cases weere reported in the Island Health region over the past four days.
There have been 146 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 136 people have recovered.
This means there remain five active cases in the region.
Thus far, there have been 265,004 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 39,185 of which were done in the Island Health region.
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 18,665,733.
Over 702,580 people have died from the illness and 11,896,001 have made a full recovery.