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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 125 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 9,138 in the province.

In total, 3,340 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 4,658 in Fraser Health, 208 in Vancouver Island Health region, 533 in Interior Health, 312 in Northern Health region, and 87 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

After a period of decline, the number of active cases has increased by 16 to 1,284 in B.C.

There are now a total of 72 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 21 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

No additional deaths were reported today, and the death toll stands at 234.

3,202 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 7,591 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

No new outbreaks were reported in the province’s health care system over the past 24 hours.

There are a total of 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.

No new community outbreaks were reported either on Wednesday.

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 over the past 24 hours.

There have been 208 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died, and 195 people have recovered.

This means there are seven active cases on the Island.

As of Monday there had been 534,461 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 67,389 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 34,084,805.

Over 1,016,520 people have died from the illness and 25,326,169 have made a full recovery.