The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 110 new cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number of cases to 10,066 in the province.
In total, 3,693 of the cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 5,174 in Fraser Health, 223 in Vancouver Island Health region, 557 in Interior Health, 330 in Northern Health region, and 90 people whose residence is outside of Canada.
The number of active cases has increased by three to 1,394 in B.C.
There are now a total of 76 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 17 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
One additional death was reported over the past 24 hours, and the death toll is now at 245.
3,189 people are now in isolation and being monitored by public health officials after being exposed to COVID-19.
A total of 8,398 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.
No new health care facility outbreaks have been reported Thursday. The outbreak at Milieu Children and Family Services has now been declared over.
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 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.
The outbreak at Teck Coal has been declared over.
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 223 total cases of COVID-19 in the region, six of whom have died, and 204 people have recovered.
This means there are now 13 active cases on the Island.
As of Wednesday there had been 615,417 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 75,352 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 36,722,420.
Over 1,066,098 people have died from the illness and 27,621,208 have made a full recovery.