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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 104 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 5,952 in the province.

In total, 1,974 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 3,112 in Fraser Health, 178 in Vancouver Island Health region, 445 in Interior Health, 164 in Northern Health region, and 79 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by three to 1,127 in B.C.

There are now a total of 33 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 14 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

No additional deaths were reported today, and the death toll stands at 209 in total

2,786 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 4,605 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

One new outbreak health care facility was reported at the Surrey Memorial Hospital on Wednesday.

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

No new community outbreaks reported 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

Three new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region today.

There have been 178 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 163 people have recovered.

This means there are now 10 active cases in the region.

Thus far, there have been 369,162 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 51,433 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 26,136,708.

Over 865,640 people have died from the illness and 18,397,768 have made a full recovery.