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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 91 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 8,395 in the province.

In total, 3,016 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 4,302 in Fraser Health, 203 in Vancouver Island Health region, 515 in Interior Health, 273 in Northern Health region, and 86 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has dropped by 89 to 1,376 in B.C.

There are now a total of 62 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 18 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

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

3,368 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 6,769 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

No new health care facility or community outbreaks were reported in the past 24 hours.

Two health care facility outbreaks—at Bear Creek Villa in Surrey and Normanna long term care facility in Burnaby—have been declared over, as well as an outbreak at Loblaws warehouse.

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

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 Wednesday.

There have been 203 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 190 people have recovered.

This means there are eight active cases on the Island.

As of Wednesday there had been 483,979 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 62,388 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 32,050,848.

Over 980,160 people have died from the illness and 23,631,837 have made a full recovery.