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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 158 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases to 10,892 in the province.

In total, 3,941 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 5,697 in Fraser Health, 237 in Vancouver Island Health region, 585 in Interior Health, 343 in Northern Health region, and 89 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 20 to 1,496 in B.C.

There are now a total of 84 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.

3,608 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 9,112 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.

Outbreaks

No new outbreaks were reported at health care facilities on the mainland, while the outbreak at St. Paul’s Hospital has been declared over.

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

No new community outbreaks were reported but 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 237 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 13 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 38,688,328.

Over 1,095,490 people have died from the illness and 29,035,374 have made a full recovery.