(Dr. Bonnie Henry, Minister Adrian Dix/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 121 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 6,162 in the province.

In total, 2,077 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 3,201 in Fraser Health, 180 in Vancouver Island Health region, 451 in Interior Health, 174 in Northern Health region, and 79 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 58 to 1,233 in B.C.

There are now a total of 31 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 12 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

One additional death was reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 211 in total.

2,792 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 4,706 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

One new health care outbreaks was reported on Friday.

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

The latest outbreaks is at KinVillage in the Fraser Health region.

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

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

There have been 180 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 168 people have recovered.

That means there are seven active cases on the Island.

On Friday there had been 386,121 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 53,033 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 26,754,823.

Over 877,667 people have died from the illness and 18,874,551 have made a full recovery.