The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 46 new test-positive cases and one new epidemiologically linked case of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 3,834.
In total, 1,132 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 2,015 in Fraser Health, 146 on Vancouver Island, 384 in Interior Health, 91 in Northern Health region, and 66 people whose residence is outside of Canada.
The number of active cases has spiked by 32 to 351 in B.C.
There are a total of nine people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, six 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 3,288 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.
No new health care facility or community outbreaks were reported on Wednesday.
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 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
No new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region today.
There have been 146 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 137 people have recovered.
This means there remain four active cases in the region.
Thus far, there have been 272,453 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 40,257 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 18,920,460.
Over 709,260 people have died from the illness and 12,076,833 have made a full recovery.