Over 10,000 under public health monitoring in B.C. as the province reports 10 new deaths from COVID-19

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Vancouver Island reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. There are now 85 active cases in the central region, 32 in the south and 12 in the north — for a total of 128 in Island Health, according to the health authority’s website.

Across the province there were 516 cases reported today, according to a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, B.C.’s minister of health.

There are now 7,122 active cases in B.C., 227 of these are currently hospitalized and there are 57 people in intensive care. The rest are recovering at home in self-isolation. Public health officials are monitoring 10,002 people due to identified exposure to the virus.

There were 10 new death reported from the virus today. There were three new health care outbreaks today, according to the statement. One of these is in Campbell River.

“Yesterday, new and expanded provincial health officer’s orders came into effect around the province. The orders will help us slow the spread of COVID-19 to relieve the pressure on our health-care system and reduce the risks within our communities,” read the statement.

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