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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 announcing 142 new cases, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 11,034 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 1,494 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,683 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 9,257 people who tested positive have recovered.

"Currently, 74 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 3,974 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,800 in the Fraser Health region, 239 in the Island Health region, 587 in the Interior Health region, 345 in the Northern Health region and 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

"There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 250 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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Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.

(Previous numbers in brackets)

New Cases – 142

Total Cases – 11,034 (10,892)

Active Cases – 1,494 (1,496)

Patients in Hospital – 74 (84)

Patients in ICU – 24 (24)

Recovered – 9,257 (9,112)

New Deaths – 0

Totals Deaths – 250 (250)

Health region breakdown;

Vancouver Coastal – 3,974 (3,941)

Fraser – 5,800 (5,697)

Island – 239 (237)

Interior – 587 (585)

Northern – 345 (343)

Outside Canada – 89 (89)

More to come.

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