British Columbia confirms 121 new cases of COVID-19, 1 new death

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Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Administrator Dr Bonnie Henry announced 121 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death on Friday afternoon and urged people to maintain a balance between fun and caution this long weekend.There have been a total of 6,162 cases of COVID-19 in the province and 211 deaths in the province since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials say there has been a new outbreak at an assisted living center at KinVillage in the Fraser Health Region, but no new outbreaks in the community.

They warn people to stay safe in small groups when enjoying the outdoor activities and the Canucks game on Friday night.

The province said there were 31 people in hospital with the virus and 12 of them are in intensive care. Other people infected with COVID-19 are recovering at home by isolating themselves.

There are 1,233 active cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia and 2,792 people are under public health surveillance due to exposure to known cases.

So far, 4,706 people who have tested positive have recovered, according to health officials.

Fraser Health Region has the highest total number of cases with 3,201 cases, followed by Vancouver Coast Health Region with 2,077 cases.

The Interior Health Region has 451 cases, the Island Health Region has 180, and the Northern Health Region has 174 cases. Seventy-nine cases involve people living outside of Canada.

More soon.

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