BC health officials said on Thursday that 887 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total to 29,973.
In a written statement, BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that by specific health region, this equates to 168 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 612 in the Fraser Health region, 18 in the Island Health region, 65 in the Interior Health region, and 24 in the Northern Health region.
There are 7,899 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 294 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 64 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Currently, 10,307 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and there have been 13 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 384 deaths in British Columbia.
There has been a new healthcare facility outbreak at PICS assisted-living facility. The outbreaks at Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion and at Delta Hospital have been declared over. In total, 21 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility have active outbreaks.
There has been one new community outbreak at the Okanagan Men’s Centre.
A total of 19,998 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered.