(Minister of Health, Adrian Dix/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 236 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number of cases in to 4,594 in the province.

Between Friday and Saturday, 100 people tested positive for the virus; 88 cases were reported between Saturday and Sunday; and 48 cases were reported between Sunday and Monday.

In total, 1,419 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 2,425 in Fraser Health, 154 in Vancouver Island Health region, 405 in Interior Health, 117 in Northern Health region, and 74 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has spiked by 114 to 743 in B.C.

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

Two additional deaths were reported over the past weekend, and the death toll is now at 198 in total.

2,286 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 3,653 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

Two new outbreaks were reported at health care facilities over the weekend: one in Fraser Health region and one in Vancouver Coastal Health region.

In total, nine long-term care or assisted living facilities and one acute care facilities have active outbreaks.

No new community outbreaks were reported over the past three days.

There continue to be a number of ongoing COVID-19 exposure sites. 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

Four new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region since Friday.

There have been 154 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 142 people have recovered.

This means there remain seven active cases in the region.

Thus far, there have been 300,230 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 43,682 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 21,979,223.

Over 776,090 people have died from the illness and 14,700,141 have made a full recovery.

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