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B.C. reports 98 new COVID-19 cases, one new death as active cases dip again

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B.C. health officials release a written statement with the daily COVID-19 numbers for Friday, Sept. 25. Legislative Bureau Chief Keith Baldrey has analysis. – Sep 25, 2020

British Columbia reported 98 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death on Friday.

Active cases trended downward for the third consecutive day, with health officials reporting 1,349 in a written statement.

The number of active cases was revised to have dropped significantly on Tuesday, following a delay in reporting from Vancouver Coastal Health.

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The number of people in isolation due to possible exposure, however, climbed again to a new record of 3,533.

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There were 62 people with COVID-19 in hospital, and 19 of them were in critical or intensive care.

The outbreak at Surrey Memorial Hospital was declared over, however a new outbreak was declared at the Peace Portal Seniors’ Village in Surrey.

About 81 per cent of B.C.’s 8,641 cases have recovered.