The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 5,372 cases, 4,253 recovered, 204 deaths

New data shows 53 cases in Kamloops since the pandemic came to the province in January

Kamloops has seen 53 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to new data from the province.

The new figures, shown by local health area, were shown during a COVID-19 briefing by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Thursday.

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Before now, the figures were only shown by health authority or health service area, despite calls for more localized data.

Thursday's update also brought news of 68 new cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus and one death attributed to COVID-19.

While none of the new cases were in the Interior Health region, one new outbreak was announced in the health authority, at Elkford in the East Kootenay.

The new outbreak is centred on a construction site and six of the seven patients have returned home to Alberta, while one other resides in another B.C. health authority.

Henry said the outbreak is still being investigated but there is no risk to others in the Interior Health region.

By health authority, there have been 1,737 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 2,818 in Fraser Health, 173 in Vancouver Island Health, 429 in Interior Health, 137 in Northern Health and 78 among those who reside outside Canada.

The province now has 908 active cases, with 22 in hospital and seven of those in critical care.

A total of 4,253 people have fully recovered and 2,810 people are currently self-isolating and being monitored by public health.

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