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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 62 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 5,304 in the province.

In total, 1,699 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 2,795 in Fraser Health, 170 in Vancouver Island Health region, 429 in Interior Health, 133 in Northern Health region, and 78 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has decreased by 29 to 896 in B.C.

There are now a total of 21 people in hospital due to COVID-19, seven of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

No additional deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll stands at 203 in total.

2,762 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 4,114 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

No new health care or community outbreaks were reported on Wednesday.

In total, 10 long-term care or assisted living facilities and two acute care facilities have active ongoing outbreaks at this time.

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

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

There have been 170 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 148 people have recovered.

This means there are now 17 active cases in the region.

Thus far, there have been 338,756 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 48,267 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 pandemic.

As of the time of publication, the total number of COVID-19 patients worldwide has risen to 24,280,208.

Over 827,830 people have died from the illness and 16,737,891 have made a full recovery.