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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 358 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province since Friday, bringing the total number of cases in to 9,739 in the province.

Between Friday and Saturday, 130 people were reported COVID-19 positive; 108 new cases were reported between Saturday and Sunday; and between Sunday and Monday, there were 120 additional cases.

In total, 3,580 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 4,980 in Fraser Health, 220 in Vancouver Island Health region, 548 in Interior Health, 322 in Northern Health region, and 89 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 51 to 1,353 in B.C.

There are now a total of 66 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 16 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Four more people lost their lives to COVID-19 over the past three days, and the death toll is now at 242.

3,110 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 8,115 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

Three new health care facility outbreaks have been reported, all in the Fraser Health region, over the past three days. In good news, the outbreak at Holy Family Hospital on the mainland has been declared over.

There are a total of 16 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.

One new community outbreak was also reported in the Fraser Health region on Monday, and Dr. Henry says other smaller exposure events in schools and workplaces.

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

11 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Island Health region over the past three days.

There have been 220 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died, and 204 people have recovered.

This means there are now 10 active cases on the Island.

According to the Island Health COVID-19 dashboard, the discrepancy in the number of new cases versus active cases is owed to the fact that some new case diagnoses may be retroactive and those individuals are considered recovered.

As of Monday there had been 567,034 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 70,389 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 35,649,483.

Over 1,045,035 people have died from the illness and 26,832,539 have made a full recovery.