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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 58 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 5,242 in the province.

In total, 1,683 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 2,762 in Fraser Health, 168 in Vancouver Island Health region, 425 in Interior Health, 128 in Northern Health region, and 76 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 12 to 925 in B.C.

There are now a total of 22 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

Two new health care related outbreaks was reported on Tuesday, one at a long term care home and the other at a hospital, both in the Fraser Health region.

In total, 10 long-term care or assisted living facilities and two 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

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

There have been 168 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 148 people have recovered.

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

Thus far, there have been 336,726 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 47,933 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 24,008,641.

Over 821,620 people have died from the illness and 16,559,095 have made a full recovery.