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

"Today, we are announcing 165 new cases, including two epi-linked cases, for a total of 7,663 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 1,705 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 2,949 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 5,719 people who tested positive have recovered.

"Currently, 57 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 22 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 2,714 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 3,937 in the Fraser Health region, 196 in the Island Health region, 489 in the Interior Health region, 241 in the Northern Health region and 86 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

"There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 220 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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

(Previous numbers in brackets)

New Cases – 165 *Record High Daily Increase*

Total Cases – 7,663 (7,498)

Active Cases – 1,705 (1,614)

Patients in Hospital – 57 (60)

Patients in ICU – 22 (23)

Recovered – 5,719 (5,646)

New Deaths – 1

Totals Deaths – 220 (219)

Health region breakdown;

Vancouver Coastal – 2,714 (2,660)

Fraser – 3,937 (3,835)

Island – 196 (195)

Interior – 489 (485)

Northern – 241 (237)

Outside Canada – 86 (85)

More to come.

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