The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 82 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 9,220 in the province. The provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry noted that a recorded-breaking 10,000+ tests were conducted yesterday.
In total, 3,360 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 4,712 in Fraser Health, 209 in Vancouver Island Health region, 535 in Interior Health, 317 in Northern Health region, and 87 people whose residence is outside of Canada.
The number of active cases has declined by 23 to 1,261 in B.C.
There are now a total of 69 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 19 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
One additional death was reported today, and the death toll is now at 235.
3,093 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.
A total of 7,695 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.
One new outbreak was reported in the Fraser Health Region over the past 24 hours.
There are a total of 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.
No new community outbreaks were reported either on Thursday.
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 209 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died, and 199 people have recovered.
This means there are four active cases on the Island.
As of Monday there had been 544,271 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 68,245 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 34,410,636.
Over 1,022,780 people have died from the illness and 25,599,764 have made a full recovery.