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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 317 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number of cases in to 7,279 in the province.

Between Friday and Saturday, 137 people were reported COVID-19 positive; 119 new cases were reported between Saturday and Sunday; and between Sunday and Monday, there were 61 additional cases.

In total, 2,557 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 3,754 in Fraser Health, 195 in Vancouver Island Health region, 473 in Interior Health, 216 in Northern Health region, and 84 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 133 to 1,594 in B.C.

There are now a total of 58 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 16 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Six additional deaths were reported since Friday, and the death toll is now at 219.

3,047 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 5,446 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

Four outbreaks at health care facilities were declared over this past weekend, and no new outbreaks were reported in the health care system over the past weekend.

No new community outbreaks were reported over the past three days, and the outbreak at an Okanagan correctional facility has been declared over.

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

Five new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region since Friday.

There have been 195 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 175 people have recovered.

This means there are 15 active cases on the Island.

As of Tuesday there had been 420,556 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 56,441 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 29,399,052.

Over 931,520 people have died from the illness and 21,236,161 have made a full recovery.