152 active cases of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island

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There are 152 active cases of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island, including 11 cases reported in the last 24 hours. That number includes 95 in the central region, down five since yesterday, along with 44 in the south and 13 in the north. There are two people hospitalized with the virus on the island, according to the provincial government’s COVID-19 dashboard.

“B.C.’s health-care workers are in our labs and hospitals, at our testing sites and in our communities. These people are our health-care system,” said a statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health. 

“They are there to support all of us without question and without pause and we need to show that same support to them by all of us doing our part.”

Across B.C., 941 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the statement. There are 7,732 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 284 in hospital and 61 in critical care.

There were 10 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

Currently there are 10,283 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus, according to the statement. 

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