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B.C. confirms 2,211 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 54,201

There are 6,823 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C.
Dr. Bonnie Henry gives provincial update. Photo: Screengrab.

There are now 54,201 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C. after health officials announced 2,211 new cases Monday.

There were 565 new cases from Thursday to Friday, 607 from Friday to Saturday, 500 from Saturday to Sunday, and 539 from Sunday to Monday. 

22 of the new cases are epi-linked.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports that there have been 389 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,  1,301 in the Fraser Health region, 64 in the Island Health region, 288 in the Interior Health region, 169 in the Northern Health Region and no new cases from people who reside outside of Canada.

There have been six new health-care facility outbreaks. There are currently 52 outbreaks in long-term care facilities and eight in acute care units. 

There has been one new community outbreak declared at the Portal Shelter in Chilliwack. 

There have been 45 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 946 deaths in British Columbia.

Of the total COVID-19 cases, 351 individuals are hospitalized, 76 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. Currently, 8,785 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. 

There are 6,823 active cases of COVID-19 and 45,229 people who tested positive have recovered.

Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website and on all health authorities’ websites.

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