(Dr. Bonnie Henry/BC Gov Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 142 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases to 11,034 in the province at a test-positivity rate of 1.5 per cent.

In total, 3,974 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 5,800 in Fraser Health, 239 in Vancouver Island Health region, 587 in Interior Health, 345 in Northern Health region, and 89 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has decreased by two to 1,494 in B.C.

There are now a total of 74 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 24 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

No additional deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll remains at 250.

3,683 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 9,257 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

No new outbreaks were reported at health care facilities in the province.

There are now a total of 17 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.

One new community cluster was reported in the Interior Health region at a FedEx office near an airport. Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry says contact tracing is underway, and there is no risk to the public who were picking up packages at the office.

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

Two new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region over the past 24 hours.

There have been 239 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died, and 218 people have recovered. One person is currently in hospital.

This means there are now 15 active cases on the Island.

As of Monday there had been 678,085 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 82,048 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 39,105,354.

Over 1,101,409 people have died from the illness and 29,291,283 have made a full recovery.