Health officials on Wednesday reported 47 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and no new deaths.
This brought the total in the province to 3,834 confirmed cases. Of those, 3,288 patients have fully recovered, or about 86 per cent.
B.C.’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 195 as the province last recorded a coronavirus-related death on Friday.
There continues to be an uptick in the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital. The province reported nine such patients, up from eight the day before, with six of them in intensive care, up from four.
B.C. now has 351 active cases, up 32 from the day before.
The province said there are no new health-care facility outbreaks. The number of outbreaks at long-term care or assisted living facilities remains at three — Holy Family Hospital in Vancouver, Burnaby’s Dania Home, and Maple Ridge Seniors Village.
On Tuesday, B.C. health officials reported 146 cases of COVID-19 over the previous four days and no new deaths.
Much of the surge stems from an ongoing outbreak in Kelowna connected with private parties that were held over the Canada Day long weekend.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has warned that people may unknowingly spread the virus to others in the days following the B.C. Day long weekend.
— With files from Simon Little and The Canadian PressView link »