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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 89 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 6,041 in the province.

In total, 2,012 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 3,155 in Fraser Health, 178 in Vancouver Island Health region, 450 in Interior Health, 167 in Northern Health region, and 79 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 48 to 1,175 in B.C.

There are now a total of 34 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 11 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

One additional death was reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 210 in total.

2,801 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 4,644 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

Two new health care outbreaks were reported on Thursday.

In total, 11 long-term care or assisted living facilities have active ongoing outbreaks at this time.

Each new outbreak has a single identified individual and investigations are ongoing.

The outbreaks are at the Cherington Place long term care home in the Fraser Health region, and the Point Grey Private hospital in Vancouver Coastal.

No new community outbreaks were reported today.

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 case were reported in the Island Health region today.

There have been 178 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 165 people have recovered.

This means there are now eight active cases in the region.

Thus far, there have been 374,409 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 51,938 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 26,437,852.

Over 872,120 people have died from the illness and 18,595,466 have made a full recovery.