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Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

"Today, we are reporting 274 new cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 12,331 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 1,920 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 4,425 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 10,114 people who tested positive have recovered.

"Currently, 71 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 24 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

"Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 4,260 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 6,725 in the Fraser Health region, 249 in the Island Health region, 644 in the Interior Health region, 365 in the Northern Health region and 88 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

"There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 256 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UPDATE on IH numbers:

  • · Twelve additional COVID-19 cases were reported in Interior Health overnight, bringing the total in IH since the start of the pandemic to 644
  • · 57 cases are active and on isolation
  • · Two people are in hospital. One person is in ICU

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Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.

(Previous numbers in brackets)

New Cases – 274 *Record daily high

Total Cases – 12,331 (12,057)

Active Cases – 1,920 (1,766)

Patients in Hospital – 71 (70)

Patients in ICU – 24 (21)

Recovered – 10,114 (9,993)

New Deaths – 0

Totals Deaths – 256 (256)

Health region breakdown;

Vancouver Coastal – 4,260 (4,215)

Fraser – 6,726 (6,517)

Island – 249 (244)

Interior – 644 (632)

Northern – 365 (361)

Outside Canada – 88 (88)

More to come.

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