The province has announced an additional 18 cases of COVID-19 and an additional three deaths due to the disease, all of which occurred in the Fraser Health region, bringing to 155 the number of. COVID-19-related deaths.
There have now been 2,507 COVID-19 cases in B.C., of which 2,042 people have recovered.
Of the province's 310 active cases, 41 are hospitalized and eight are in critical care.
Included in Friday’s numbers are 11 new confirmed cases in the Interior Health region, nine of which involve people associated with the Kearl Lake work camp outbreak in northern Alberta and who completed their self-isolation in Alberta and have since recovered.
"The discrepancy between new cases and total cases with the Interior Health and Island Health regions reported today are a data consolidation to reflect COVID-19 cases based on where individuals reside, even if they were not in the health authority during their illness,” Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said.
Of the 2,507 cases, 1,236 have been in Fraser, 888 have been in Vancouver Coastal, 194 have been in Interior, 127 have been in Island and 62 have been in Northern health regions.
There have been no new health-care outbreaks and the outbreak at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver has been declared over. In total, 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care units have active outbreaks.
Public health teams continue to provide support for community outbreaks at the Mountain Institution and Mission Institution — both federal prisons in the Fraser Valley — at the Oppenheimer Group, facilities in the poultry sector and with those connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.
A reminder on caps on mass gathering numbers
While phase 2 of the economic reopening is underway, Henry’s order restricting mass gatherings to no more than 50 people remains in place.
In addition, the order has been amended to include no more than 50 vehicles for outdoor drive-in events, with a restriction on the sale of refreshments. Anyone attending such events must stay in their vehicles unless they have to go to washrooms, which must be serviced with running water for proper hand hygiene.