The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 2,392 cases, 1,885 recovered, 135 deaths

The Interior Health region saw its first new case in six days and now has had 181 cases. The Interior now has five active cases, with one in hospital

In the past 24 hours, B.C. health officials have identified an additional 15 cases and three deaths due to COVID-19.

A total of 135 people have now died of the disease in B.C., while 2,392 have been infected and 1,885 have fully recovered.

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The Interior Health region saw its first new case in about six days and now has had 181 cases. The Interior now has five active cases, with one in hospital.

Elsewhere in B.C., there has been 878 cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,149 in Fraser Health, 126 in Vancouver Island Health and 58 in Northern Health.

A total of 58 people are in hospital with COVID-19 and 12 of those are in critical care units.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry had no new outbreaks to report, but did confirm one of the five acute care outbreaks in the province has been declared over. So far, 500 of the province's cases have been linked to long-term care homes, assited living facilities and acute care units, affecting 309 residents and 191 staff.

She also announced no new community outbreaks, and rescinded the order to cease operations at Superior Poultry, the site of a community outbreak. That plant's workers may now return to work with additional safety protocols in place.

Ahead of the Victoria Day long weekend, Henry took the time to warn people against travelling.

"This year, with the risks we continue to have in our communities across this province, we need to look at plans in a much narrower frame," she said.

"This weekend, less travel is incredibly important. We're asking that of everyone."

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