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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 165 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 7,663 in the province.

In total, 2,714 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 3,937 in Fraser Health, 196 in Vancouver Island Health region, 489 in Interior Health, 241 in Northern Health region, and 86 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 91 to 1,705 in B.C.

There are now a total of 57 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 22 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

One additional death was reported today, and the death toll is now at at 220.

2,949 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 5,719 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

Two new health-care facility outbreaks were reported in the province on Wednesday, both in acute care units on the lower mainland.

In total, there are 11 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and five 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

One new COVID-19 case was reported in the Island Health region today.

There have been 196 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, five of whom have died, and 179 people have recovered.

This means there are 12 active cases on the Island.

As of Thursday there had been 447,721 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 58,972 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 30,298,240.

Over 949,440 people have died from the illness and 21,966,791 have made a full recovery.