Vancouver Island reports two new COVID-19 cases

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Vancouver Island reported two new COVID-19 cases today. There were 158 new cases, but no new deaths across B.C. Currently there are 84 people in hospital with the virus, including 24 in ICU, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health.

“There are 1,496 active cases of COVID-19 in the province [and] 3,608 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases,” said the statement. 

No new healthcare facility outbreaks were reported. There are 19 active outbreaks in long-term care and acute-care facilities, after one was declared over in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. 

“There have been no new community outbreaks. However, there continue to be exposure events around the province,” said the statement.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,941 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 5,697 in the Fraser Health region, 237 in the Island Health region, 585 in the Interior Health region, 343 in the Northern Health region and 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada, according to the statement.

There have been 9,112 recoveries from the virus since the start of the pandemic.

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