The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 2,573 cases, 2,181 recovered, 164 deaths

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says B.C. has 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours — and no new deaths due to the disease for a second consecutive day.

She also provided an update on two outbreaks at health-care facilities in the province. Both the Evergreen House and Haro Park outbreaks have now been declared over.

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A total of 14 other outbreaks remain, producing three new cases in the past 24 hours. Now, a total of 340 residents and 214 staff have been infected since the pandemic came to B.C.

Henry said there are no new community outbreaks to report, but said a small amount of community transmission is still occurring.

"These new cases continue to be our elders in care and there continues to be low, but some, spread in our community. We still need to be cautious and keep doing what we are doing," she said on Saturday.

The province has now seen 2,573 cases, 902 of which have been in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,285 in Fraser Health, 127 in Vancouver Island Health, 195 in Interior Health and 64 in Northern Heralth.

A total of 2,181 have now fully recovered from COVID-19, while the disease has claimed the lives of 164 British Columbians.

Of the remaining 228 cases, 35 are in hospital and five remain in critical care.

Henry reminded people to continue to stay away from others when feeling unwell, to cover mouths when coughing, to keep a safe physical distance and limit the number of other people in contact.

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