Province reports 203 new cases of COVID-19, including eight in Interior Health region

The Interior Health region also has a new outbreak, at a school in Kelowna, which has three confirmed cases as of Wednesday

B.C. has set another single-day record of new COVID-19 cases, with 203 reported on Wednesday.

The province has also reported two additional deaths due to the disease.

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There are now 1,766 active cases in B.C. and another 4,294 people being monitored by public health due to potential exposure to confirmed cases.

Among the new cases are eight more in the Interior Health region, which now has 52 active cases and two in hospital, including one in critical care. The region has now seen 632 people infected since the pandemic began.

The Interior Health region also has one new outbreak, at the École de l'Anse-au-sable school in Kelowna. Three members of that school community have been confirmed to have COVID-19. Another 160 people within that school have been told to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.

Elsewhere in B.C., there have now been 4,215 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 6,517 in Fraser Health, 244 in Vancouver Island Health, 361 in Northern Health and 88 among those who reside outside Canada, for a total of 12,057 confirmed cases to date.

Hospitalization numbers, however, remain far below their highest point, with 70 in hospital across B.C., including 21 in critical care.

A total of 9,993 people have now recovered while 256 have died.

The province is currently dealing with 18 health-care facility outbreaks, with three additional outbreaks, all in the Lower Mainland, announced Wednesday.

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