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The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 161 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases in to 9,381 in the province.

In total, 3,440 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 4,791 in Fraser Health, 209 in Vancouver Island Health region, 535 in Interior Health, 318 in Northern Health region, and 88 people whose residence is outside of Canada.

Nearly all of today’s cases were reported in either the Vancouver Coastal or Fraser Health regions. One new case was reported in the Northern Health region, and one new case is among someone whose residence is outside Canada.

The number of active cases has increased by 41 to 1,302 in B.C.

There are now a total of 63 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 16 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Three additional deaths were reported today, and the death toll is now at 238.

3,114people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.

A total of 7,813 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.


One new outbreak was reported in the Fraser Health Region at Surrey Memorial outbreak over the past 24 hours.

Two outbreaks were also declared over in that time frame: one at Yaletown House and the other at Peach Arch Hospital.

There are a total of 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities that have active, ongoing outbreaks.

No new community outbreaks were reported on Friday.

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

No new COVID-19 cases were 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 555,170 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 69,352 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 34,751,262.

Over 1,031,450 people have died from the illness and 25,831,823 have made a full recovery.