Interior Health reports 83 new cases of COVID-19 over past 24 hours

B.C., meanwhile, has reported 635 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 further deaths due to the disease

Interior Health has reported a record 83 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

The region now has 535 active cases with 18 people in hospital and four of those in critical care.

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The new cases are part of 656 new cases announced by the province on Tuesday.

The province also reported 16 further deaths due to COVID-19, none of which occurred in the Interior Health region.

Active cases in the province now total 8,796, with another 10,123 people under active public health monitoring due to exposure to confirmed cases.

B.C. now has 336 people in hospital, with 76 of those in critical care.

Of the province's now 33,894 total confirmed cases, 23,774 have recovered while 457 have died.

Elsewhere in the province, new cases include 140 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 408 in Fraser Health, 10 in Vancouver Island Health and 15 in Northern Health.

A cluster of cases in Revelstoke has now grown to 46 total cases, with 32 of those remaining active. The health authority is continuing its contact tracing efforts.

"This cluster illustrates that COVID-19 is in smaller rural communities as well as larger urban centres," reads a notice from Interior Health sent to media Tuesday afternoon.

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