The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 46 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 4,111.

In total, 1,232 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 2,167 in Fraser Health, 148 in Vancouver Island, Health region, 393 in Interior Health, 100 in Northern Health region, and 71 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has spiked by 27 to 472 in B.C.

There are a total of eight people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, five 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 3,444 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Public health officials are also currently monitoring over 1,765 people who have had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Outbreaks

There have been no new health care facility or community outbreaks over the past 24 hours, but multiple community exposures are ongoing.

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

According to Dr. Henry, there were a number of new locations and several of flights where COVID-19 exposure has been detected.

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 148 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 140 people have recovered.

This means there remain three active cases in the region.

Thus far, there have been 288,078 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 42,307 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 20,469,334.

Over 743,570 people have died from the illness and 13,314,896 have made a full recovery.