The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 2,822 cases, 2,471 recovered, 169 deaths

There are now 182 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C., with 14 people in hospital, six of whom are in intensive care.

An additional 32 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in B.C. over the past 72 hours.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also reported an additional death in the past three days, contributing to the total of 169 pandemic-related deaths in the province. The health authority where the death occurred was not disclosed.

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A total of 2,822 people have been infected in the province, with 2,471 of those people now fully recovered.

By health authority, there have been 1,474 cases in Fraser, 954 cases in Vancouver Coastal, 198 cases in Interior, 131 in Island and 65 cases in Northern.

There have been no new outbreaks in the health-care system and seven outbreaks that remain — six in long-term care homes and one in an acute-care ward of a Lower Mainland hospital. In total ,there have been 369 residents and 226 staff members infected.

There are now 182 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C., with 14 people in hospital, six of whom are in intensive care.

Looking ahead, Henry said, the objective is to keep infection rates low and slow, adding that “when the virus is anywhere, the risk is everywhere” as she cited record highs of new cases being recorded around the world.

Phase three of B.C.’s economic restart plan is coming soon, Henry said, noting Premier John Horgan will divulge more information later this week.

B.C. is currently in phase two, which has allowed many personal care services and restaurants to reopen with precautionary measures in place.

Henry said that while more activities can occur with easing of restrictions, what will not change is the core measures of physical distancing, small groups and a 50-person limit on gatherings until there is effective means to treat COVID-19.

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