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

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 132 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 6,962 in the province.

In total, 2,419 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 3,600 in Fraser Health, 190 in Vancouver Island Health region, 465 in Interior Health, 204 in Northern Health region, and 84 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 49 to 1,461 in B.C.

There are now a total of 49 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 10 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 213 in total.

3,198 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 5,273 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

One new health care facility outbreak was reported at the Evergreen Hamlets long-term care facility in the Fraser Health region on Friday.

In total, there are 14 long-term care or assisted living facilities and three acute-care facilities have active ongoing outbreaks at this time.

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 190 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 174 people have recovered.

This means there are 11 active cases on the Island.

As of Tuesday there had been 414,020 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 55,845 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 28,607,318.

Over 918,150 people have died from the illness and 20,489,137 have made a full recovery.