Vancouver Island reports two new COVID-19 cases

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There were 125 new cases across B.C., including one epi-linked case, according to a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health.

No new deaths related to the novel coronavirus were reported.

Vancouver Island reported two new cases of COVID-19 today. There were 125 new cases across B.C., including one epi-linked case, according to a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health. No new deaths related to the novel coronavirus were reported.

“Currently, 72 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 21 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation,” the statement said

There are 1,284 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C., 3,202 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 7,591 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are no new healthcare facility outbreaks and no new community outbreaks, according to the statement, though there continue to be community exposure events. 

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,340 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,658 in the Fraser Health region, 208 in the Island Health region, 533 in the Interior Health region, 312 in the Northern Health region and 87 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

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