The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 2,407 cases, 1,908 recovered, 140 deaths

There has been one new acute-care outbreak at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. In total, 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and five acute-care units have active cases

There have been 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing to 2,407 the total number of cases in B.C.

There are now 359 active cases of in the province, with 1,908 people having recovered.

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As of May 15, there are 51 people in are hospital, 12 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Cases by health region include 1,164 in Fraser, 878 in Vancouver Coastal, 181 in Interior, 126 in Island and 58 in. Northern.

There have been five more COVID-19 related deaths — four in the Fraser Health region and one in the Vancouver Coastal Health region — for a total of 140 deaths in British Columbia thus far.

There has been one new acute-care outbreak at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. In total, 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and five acute-care units have active cases.

There has also been one new community outbreak, with two confirmed cases at the Oppenheimer Group, a fruit and vegetable processing plant in Coquitlam. The public health investigation is ongoing, active contract tracing is underway and the plant remains open.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said public health teams continue to provide support for community outbreaks in the poultry sector, at the Mission Institution and with those connected to the Kearl Lake work camp in Alberta.

"We must continue to be measured and thoughtful with each step forward in our COVID-19 recovery. The new outbreaks demonstrate that there continues to be risk of COVID-19 in our communities,” she said. “"We want a strong start and, to do that, we need to stay local, stay apart and stay 100 per cent committed to working together. Our provincial parks are now open for day use. Spending the day in a nearby park is a great way to stay close to home this weekend and put our safe social interaction rules into action.

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