The total number of COVID-19 cases in the province has reached 1,266.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 63 new cases in the past 48 hours, 26 new on Saturday,  and 37 more over the last 24 hours.

To date, 783 have recovered.

140 are hospitalized, with 72 in critical care. Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19. 586 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 450 are in the Fraser Health region, 79 are in the Island Health region, 128 are in the Interior Health region and 23 are in the Northern Health region. The number in Interior Health has remained the same.

There are 21 active outbreaks throughout all the regions.

One new death has occurred in the past day to bring the total to 24. The man was in his 40s and passed away at his home.

“No one is immune from this disease, but everyone can make a difference,” said Dr. Henry. “Every British Columbian has a part to play to flatten the curve.

Wash your hands, do not touch your face, stay home if you are ill, and stay apart with physical distancing. Let’s all do the right thing.”

She added that the percentages of new cases has been steadily slowing as of late.

Applications for the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit also opened on Monday, which will provide $2,000 per month for people out of work due to the pandemic.