The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 5,848 cases, 4,505 recovered, 209 deaths

There have been 58 new cases and one new death due to COVID-19 in B.C. over the past 24 hours.

The number of active cases is now 1,124, with another 2,761 people self-isolating and being monitored due to potential exposure to the virus.

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The number of people in hospital, however, remains low, at 31. Ten of those patients are in critical care.

The update was provided by a joint statement from Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Tuesday afternoon.

By health authority, there have been 1,922 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 3,072 cases in Fraser Health, 175 in Vancouver Island Health, 440 in Interior Health, 160 in Northern Health and 79 among those who reside outside Canada.

The new death announced Tuesday is the 209th in the province since the pandemic began.

Of the province's 5,848 cases, 4,505 have fully recovered.

A Tuesday update from Interior Health says the region currently has 15 active cases with no one in hospital. One outbreak, at Okanagan Correctional Centre, has one active case.

No new community outbreaks or health-care facility outbreaks were announced. There are currently eight health-care facility outbreaks in the province, all in the Fraser Health region.

The statement also announced the beginning of the BC COVID-19 Research and Collaboration Symposium, which is focused on understanding the impact of COVID-19 and related public health measures, involving public health, epidemiology, social sciences and education researchers.

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