The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 2,783 cases, 2,425 recovered, 168 deaths

Tuesday's COVID-19 update provided by health officials brought news of eight additional cases in B.C.

Among those eight new cases is one additional case in the Interior Health Region. It is the region's only active case.

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There were no additional deaths announced Thursday, and Dix noted that the province has seen only one death in the past 12 days. A total of 168 people have died due to COVID-19 in B.C.

By health region, there have been 950 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,441 in Fraser Health, 130 in Vancouver Island Health, 197 in Interior Health and 65 in Northern Health, totalling 2,783 cases since the pandemic first came to B.C. in January.

There are currently seven active outbreaks at health-care related facilities. Those outbreaks, and prior outbreaks, have produced a total of 588 cases, including 365 residents and 223 staff.

There were no community outbreaks announced on Thursday and the outbreak previously announced at Nature's Touch processing plant in Abbotsford has been declared over.

Another new cases announced Thursday is an adult connected to a private school in the Fraser Health region, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said.

She said no children were involved and the school has ceased all in-class instruction for the remainder of the year as a result. The health authority is currently investigating the case.

Henry said the case is not surprising, as the virus continues to spread in communities in B.C., and it is something officials prepared for.

"We have done a tremendous job bending our curve, but we have not yet and it is not likely, that we will be able to eliminate the virus completely from our communities in the near term," she said.

Of the 190 active cases in B.C., 10 are in hospital and five of those are in critical care.

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