BC health officials confirmed 12 new coronavirus cases in the province on Wednesday but said that for the fifth day in a row, there have been no new deaths in connection with the virus.
In a written statement sent Wednesday, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix reported 911 known cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,378 in Fraser Health, 130 on Vancouver Island, 195 in Interior Health, and 66 in Northern Health.
The total number of cases in BC has now reached 2,680.
The number of active cases currently totals 185, with 12 of those cases in hospitals and four of those in ICU.
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There is one new outbreak at Holy Family Hospital, a long-term care facility in Vancouver. In total, five long-term care or assisted-living facilities continue to have active outbreaks.
Officials also announced there are no new community outbreaks, but they did note that through “surveillance and testing” they have “identified two community clusters of COVID-19 associated with large family connections.”
“This tells us that our public health teams are quickly identifying new cases. It also tells us that while our overall provincial cases may be low, COVID-19 is active and spreading in our communities,” reads the statement.
“When you bring households together, regardless of how many people that may include, everyone brings their own risk with them and the potential for spreading COVID-19 increases.”
After a recent family gathering in the Fraser Health Region resulted in 15 of the 30 attendees contracting the virus, Henry warned yesterday that British Columbians must continue to abide by health orders and regulations.
A total of 2,328 cases are now considered fully recovered in the province, and there have been 167 deaths in British Columbia.