The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 2,479 cases, 2,020 recovered, 152 deaths

One additional case in Interior Health was announced on Thursday

The province has announced an additional 12 cases of COVID-19 and an additional three deaths due to the disease.

The province also has its first new community outbreak in weeks, with one case identified at the Matsqui federal medium-security prison in Abbotsford.

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Another community outbreak at United Poultry, however, has now been declared over.

Of the province's 307 active cases, 43 are hospitalized and eight are in critical care.

Included in Thursday's new cases is also one additional case in the Interior Health region.

The province has now seen 2,479 cases of COVID-19, including 887 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,223 in Fraser Health, 126 in Vancouver Island Health, 183 in Interior Health and 60 in Northern Health.

Of those cases, 2,020 have now recovered, while 152 have died.

A total of 537 cases are now linked to health-care facility outbreaks in the province, including 329 residents and 208 staff at 14 long-term care home and assisted living facilities and three in acute-care centres.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also provided an update on how people arriving in B.C. from other countries have been dealth with. So far, public health authorities have screened some 40,000 travellers arriving by air or land, ensuring they have a valid isolation plan.

The province currently requires anyone arriving in the province to self-isolate for 14 days.

Henry also said the province has provided accommodations for 125 people who required a place to self-isolate.

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