Vancouver Island reports one new COVID-19 case

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There were 102 cases and two new deaths linked to the virus across B.C.

There are currently 71 people in hospital with the virus, including 16 in ICU, across the province.

Vancouver Island reported one new case of COVID-19 today. There were 102 cases and two new deaths linked to the virus across B.C., according to a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health. 

“There are 1,384 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,089 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases,” said the statement. 

There are currently 71 people in hospital with the virus, including 16 in ICU.

No new healthcare facility or community outbreaks were reported, although there continue to be exposure events around the province, according to the statement. 

“Public health measures are a part of our ‘new normal.’ As a result, we are starting to flatten our curve once again,” said the statement.

There have been 8,184 recoveries in B.C. since the pandemic began.

In total, there have been 3,612 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,038 in the Fraser Health region, 221 in the Island Health region, 556 in the Interior Health region, 324 in the Northern Health region and 90 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

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