British Columbia health officials announced 737 new test-positive coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 40,797.
In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, this equates to 119 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 469 in the Fraser Health region, eight in the Island Health region, 99 in the Interior Health region, 41 in the Northern Health region, and one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada.
There are 9,589 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Of these, 342 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 87 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Currently, 12,008 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
There have been 11 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 598 deaths in British Columbia.
There have been three new healthcare facility outbreaks, including at Agassiz Seniors Community, Hilton Villa Seniors Community and St. Michael’s Centre. The outbreaks at Veterans Memorial Lodge, Amica White Rock and Burnaby Hospital are over.
There has been one new community outbreak at Regent Christian Academy, as well.
A total of 29,598 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.