No new COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island

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There were 161 new cases reported across B.C., including two epi-linked cases.

Vancouver Island reported no new COVID-19 cases today. There were 161 new cases reported across B.C., including two epi-linked cases, according to a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health.

There were three new COVID-19 related deaths reported.

“Currently, 63 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 16 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation,” the statement said.

There are 1,302 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,114 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 7,813 people who tested positive have recovered.

“There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital and the outbreaks at Yaletown House and Peach Arch Hospital have been declared over,” the statement said. 

There are currently 14 long-term care and assisted living facilities with outbreaks, in addition to three in acute-care facilities.

“There have been no new community or school outbreaks, although there continue to be exposure events around the province. Public alerts and school notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website and on all health authorities’ websites,” the statement said.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,440 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,791 in the Fraser Health region, 209 in the Island Health region, 535 in the Interior Health region, 318 in the Northern Health region and 88 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

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