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B.C. reports 62 new coronavirus cases, number of active cases edges downward

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British Columbia reported 62 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday.

The province’s death toll remained unchanged at 203, according to a written statement from heath officials.

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The number of active cases in the province, which had edged up daily for the last week, dipped to 896 as the province reported 55 people had recovered.

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Another 2,730 people remained in isolation due to possible exposure to the virus.

Outbreaks remain ongoing at 10 long-term care and assisted living facilities, and two acute care facilities.

Twenty-one people were in hospital, seven of them in critical care.

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About 79 per cent of B.C.’s 5,304 total cases have recovered.

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