The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 3,149 cases, 2,753 recovered, 189 deaths

Another four cases announced in Interior Health as the number of new cases in the province continues to average around 20 per day.

Another 21 cases of COVID-19 have been announced by B.C. health officials, including another four in the Interior Health region.

The number of new cases has increased some in the past week, averaging 20 cases per day since Thursday, July 9.

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Wednesday's update, which covers the previous 24 hours, did not report any new deaths due to the disease.

In a joint statement from Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the two express concern over the recent increase in cases.

"We are concerned about the increase in new cases in recent days as COVID-19 continues to silently circulate in our communities.

"While early on, many of our long-term care and assisted living facilities were impacted, most of the new cases are in the broader community," the statement reads.

Of the province's now 3,149 cases, 1,023 have been in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,659 in Fraser Health, 135 in Vancouver Island Health, 216 in Interior Health, 65 in Northern Health and 51 among those who reside outside Canada.

With 2,753 now fully recovered, there remains 207 active cases with 14 in hospital and five of patients in critical care. A total of 189 have died from COVID-19 in B.C.

No new outbreaks were announced Wednesday. There is currently one community outbreak at the Krazy Cherry Fruit Co. in Oliver and ongoing community exposure events related to cases in Kelowna around Canada Day.

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