The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 2,467 cases, 2,001 recovered, 149 deaths

B.C. health officials have announced 21 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths due to the disease.

The 21 new cases come one day after B.C. announced a "milestone" day of only two new cases.

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Some of the new cases can be attributed to a new outbreak at The Cedars assisted living facility in Mission, but at least one of the new cases is in the Interior Health region, which has now seen 182 infections.

Elsewhere in the province there have been 885 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,214 in the Fraser Health region, 126 in Island Health and 60 in Northern Health.

Of those cases, 2,001 have now fully recovered.

Other ongoing health-care related outbreaks include 14 others at long-term care homes, assisted living facilities and acute-care units.

Ongoing community outbreaks include the Oppenheimer Group fruit and vegetable processing plant, various poultry facility outbreaks, a cluster of cases linked to those who work at the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta and the Mission federal penitentiary.

Of the province's 317 active cases, 43 are now in hospital and 10 of those are in critical care. The disease has claimed 149 lives in the province.

B.C. residents are also being encouraged to take part in the COVID-19 survey being conducted by the province. More than 286,000 have completed the poll as of Wednesday.

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