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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 105 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 9,013 in the province.

In total, 3,286 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 4,594 in Fraser Health, 206 in Vancouver Island Health region, 531 in Interior Health, 309 in Northern Health region, and 87 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has dropped by 34 to 1,268 in B.C.

There are now a total of 69 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 20 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

One additional death was reported today, and the death toll is now at 234. The individual resided in the Fraser Health region.

3,337 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 7,485 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

One new health care outbreaks has been reported at the Haro Park Centre long term care facility in Vancouver Coastal Health region over the past 24 hours.

There are now a total of 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.

No new community outbreaks were reported on Tuesday.

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 over the past 24 hours.

There have been 206 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died, and 195 people have recovered.

This means there are five active cases on the Island.

As of Monday there had been 528,207 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 66,602 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 33,764,608.

Over 1,010,240 people have died from the illness and 25,046,935 have made a full recovery.