Under 100 active cases of COVID-19 in central Vancouver Island

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Island Health reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 today — there are now 183 active cases in the region. Of these, 99 are in central Vancouver Island, 59 in the south and 25 in the north.

There are 12 people hospitalized in Island Health, 4 of whom are in critical care, according to the B.C. government COVID-19 dashboard.

B.C. reported 11 additional deaths from the virus today in a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health. There are now 9,050 active cases, 53 fewer than yesterday. These include 711 cases reported in the past 24 hours.

“We continue to face a significant surge in community transmission and new cases of COVID-19, which means following the provincial health officer’s (PHO) orders and using all our layers of protection is necessary for every person in our province right now,” said Henry and Dix in the statement. “The virus is not letting up and neither can we. This weekend, let’s stay small and stay local, so we can slow the spread of the virus in our province.”

There are 10,957 people under active public health monitoring due to exposure to the novel coronavirus.

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) released the results of the Your Story, Our Future population health survey. Results can be explored in a new dashboard, funded by the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health. The survey was the largest-ever Canadian population health survey, with almost 400,000 British Columbians taking part, according to the province.

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