British Columbia health officials announced nine new cases of coronavirus on Thursday afternoon.
During a joint press conference with BC Health Minister Adrian Dix, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said these cases bring the province’s total case count to 2,558.
Broken down by health region, Henry said this equates to 899 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,274 cases in Fraser Health, 127 cases in Island Health, 195 cases in Interior Health, and 63 cases in Northern Health.
Henry also announced two new deaths in long-term care homes, both located in the Fraser Health region. Of the total number of active cases, 33 people are in hospital, with six of those in ICU.
Henry also confirmed a new case at Nicola Lodge, a long-term care facility located in Port Coquitlam.
Officials with Fraser Health said the resident is in isolation in their home in long-term care and that “enhanced control measures” to be followed at this site have been implemented.
Henry also confirmed that the outbreak at the Mission federal corrections facility has now been declared over.
A total of 2,153 cases are now considered fully recovered.