The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 3,170 cases, 2,789 recovered, 189 deaths

The province is reporting 21 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. over the past 24 hours.

The new case figure is on par with the past week of new cases, averaging 20 per day since July 9 — up from the previous two-week daily new case average of 12.

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Among those new cases are additional cases linked to exposure events in Kelowna, which is now a tally of 27 cases, including 18 from the Interior and nine from the Lower Mainland.

In total, the province has now seen 3,170 cases of COVID-19. By health region, there have been 1,028 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,667 in Fraser Health, 136 in Vancouver Island Health, 223 in Interior Health, 65 in Northern Health and 51 among those who reside outside Canada.

No new deaths were announced Thursday and the province's tally stands at 189.

With 2,789 recovered, there are now 192 active cases with 15 people in hosptial and three of those in critical care.

The Kelowna exposure events cover multiple locations in late June and early July. Locations include Discovery Bay Resort from July 1 to July 5, Boyce Gyro Beach Lodge on July 1, Cactus Club restaurant on Water Street from July 3 to July 6, and Pace Spin Studio on July 2, July 4, July 5, July 7 or July 9. Anyone who visited these locations is asked to self-isolate, monitor for symptoms and not hesitate to get tested for COVID-19.

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