No new COVID-19 cases reported by Island Health

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There were 203 new cases and two deaths reported across B.C., according to a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health.

Island Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 today. There were 203 new cases and two deaths reported across the province, according to a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health.

“Currently, 70 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 21 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation,” the statement said. 

There are 1,766 active COVID-19 cases in B.C. and 4,294 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. 

Three new health-care facility outbreaks were reported. “In total, 18 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks,” reads the statement 

There are no outbreaks at Island Health region facilities, including long-term care facilities, according to its website. No public or school exposures were reported by the health region.

“With COVID-19 still in our communities, we have seen that even small gatherings are risky right now. Inside or outside, large space or small, the fewer the faces the better,” the statement said.

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