The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 155 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases to 11,189.
In total, 4,036 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 5,884 in Fraser Health, 240 in Vancouver Island Health region, 590 in Interior Health, 350 in Northern Health region, and 89 people whose residence is outside of Canada.
The number of active cases has increased by 19 to 1,513 in B.C.
There are now a total of 72 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 26 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
One additional death was reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 251.
3,713 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.
A total of 9,387 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.
No new outbreaks were reported at health care facilities in the province. The outbreak at Kin Village has been declared over.
There are now a total of 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.
One new community outbreak was reported at Tim Horton’s in Merritt.
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 over the past 24 hours.
There have been 240 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died, and 219 people have recovered.
Island Health reports there are now 14 active cases on the Island:
- South Vancouver Island Active cases: 7 (+1) Total Cases: 91
- Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 7(+2) Total Cases: 76
- North Vancouver Island Active cases: 0 Total Cases: 73
As of Thursday there had been 692,547 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 84,065 of which were done in the Island Health region.
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 39,519,667.
Over 1,107,829 people have died from the illness and 29,607,850 have made a full recovery.