The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 3,934 cases, 3,353 recovered, 195 deaths

B.C. health officials have announced another 53 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C.

The number of new cases announced Friday is the highest since April 27, and follows a string of highly new daily case counts that began in late July.

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Among the new cases are four in the Interior Health region, which now has had a total of 389 cases.

Elsewhere, there have been 1,167 cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 2,069 in Fraser Health, 147 in Vancouver Island Health, 93 in Northern Health and 69 among those who reside outside Canada. In all, there have been 3,934 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. as of August 7.

No new deaths were announced Friday, but one new outbreak, at Derby Manor in Fraser Health, has been declared.

Of the province's 386 active cases, 11 are in hospital and four of those are in critical care.

There are currently more than 1,500 people self-isolating due to potential exposure in the province.

"Now is not the time to relax and let down our guard. Let's keep our bubbles small, use our layers of protection and give people the space to stay safe," reads the joint statement issued Friday by Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

"This weekend, let's continue to hold the line and remember that we can keep our curve flat. We can continue to do that by staying committed to each other."`

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