British Columbia has recorded 155 new cases of COVID-19, one death, in the past 24 hours – BC News


In the past 24 hours, 155 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in British Columbia, three of which were from the interior.

The new cases bring the total number of positive tests in British Columbia to 11,189, while active cases have increased from 19 to 1,513. Hospitalizations have dropped by three, to 72, of which 26 are being treated in an ICU.

3,713 others are self-isolating under active public health surveillance after coming into contact with a COVID-positive person.

An additional person has died in British Columbia from the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 251.

A new outbreak was reported to Tim Hortons in Merritt on Friday, but Interior Health has yet to provide details of the outbreak.

The outbreak comes a day after an outbreak was declared at a FedEx depot in Kelowna, where three employees tested positive for the virus.

Province-wide, outbreaks persist in 15 long-term care homes for the elderly and two acute care facilities.


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