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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 267 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number of cases in to 8,908 in the province.

Between Friday and Saturday, 68 people were reported COVID-19 positive; 125 new cases were reported between Saturday and Sunday; and between Sunday and Monday, there were 74 additional cases.

In total, 3,226 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 4,555 in Fraser Health, 206 in Vancouver Island Health region, 531 in Interior Health, 303 in Northern Health region, and 87 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has dropped by 47 to 1,302 in B.C.

There are now a total of 69 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 22 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Three additional deaths was reported on since Friday, and the death toll is now at 233. One of the people who died resided in the Vancouver Island Health region.

3,372 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 7,346 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

Three new health care outbreaks have been reported in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions over the past three days.

One COVID-19 outbreak at Burnaby Hospital has been declared over, which leaves 16 active outbreaks in B.C.’s health care system.

Further, one new community outbreak linked to a church in Kelowna has been reported in the Interior Health region.

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 three days.

There have been 206 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died, and 192 people have recovered.

This means there are eight active cases on the Island.

As of Monday there had been 506,520 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 64,386 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 33,495,181.

Over 1,005,114 people have died from the illness and 24,804,548 have made a full recovery.