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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 269 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number of cases in to 5,184 in the province.

Between Friday and Saturday, 109 people were reported COVID-19 positive; 81 new cases were reported between Saturday and Sunday; and between Sunday and Monday, there were 79 additional cases.

In total, 1,651 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 2,739 in Fraser Health, 166 in Vancouver Island Health region, 425 in Interior Health, 127 in Northern Health region, and 76 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 89 to 913 in B.C.

There are now a total of 18 people in hospital due to COVID-19, five of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

One additional death was reported over the weekend, and the death toll is now at 203 in total.

2,594 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 4,068 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

One new health care related outbreak was reported at a long term care home in the Fraser Health region over the weekend.

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

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.

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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

Six new COVID-19 case was reported in the Island Health region since Friday.

There have been 166 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 146 people have recovered.

This means there are now 15 active cases in the region.

Thus far, there have been 325,359 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 46,629 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 23,759,141.

Over 815,340 people have died from the illness and 16,305,607 have made a full recovery.