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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 96 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 8,304 in the province.

In total, 2,945 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 4,211 in Fraser Health, 203 in Vancouver Island Health region, 508 in Interior Health, 255 in Northern Health region, and 86 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has dropped significantly by 522 to 1,465 in B.C.

There are now a total of 61 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 22 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

No additional deaths were reported on Tuesday, and the death toll stands at 227.

3,314 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 6,589 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

One health care facility outbreak was declared at a unit at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver on Tuesday.

In total, there are 12 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and four acute-care facilities with active ongoing outbreaks.

No new community outbreaks were reported over the past 24 hours.

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

No new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region Tuesday.

There have been 203 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 187 people have recovered.

This means there are 11 active cases on the Island.

As of Tuesday there had been 479,574 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 61,977 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 31,715,430.

Over 973,620 people have died from the illness and 23,273,723 have made a full recovery.