The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 84 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 4,358 in the province.
In total, 1,354 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 2,276 in Fraser Health, 150 in Vancouver Island Health region, 399 in Interior Health, 107 in Northern Health region, and 72 people whose residence is outside of Canada.
The number of active cases has spiked by 51 to 629 in B.C.
There are a total of 12 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, four of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
No new deaths were reported today, and the death toll stands at 196 in total.
2,026 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.
A total of 3,533 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.
One new health care facility outbreak was reported within the past 24 hours, at the Queen’s Park Care Centre in the Fraser Health region.
In total, seven long-term care or assisted living facilities and two acute care facilities have active outbreaks.
No new community outbreaks were reported today.
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.
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 150 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 142 people have recovered.
This means there remain three active cases in the region.
Thus far, there have been 296,742 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 43,255 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 21,300,137.
Over 761,630 people have died from the illness and 14,076,477 have made a full recovery.