One week after setting a record high number of new COVID-19 cases in a day, B.C. has come close to breaking that record.
Health officials have announced 121 new cases of COVID-19 and one further death attributed to the disease, identified over the past 24 hours.
B.C. now has 1,233 active cases, with 2,792 people under active public health monitoring due to possible exposure.
Hospitalization, however, remains low, with 31 people in hospital across the province. Of those cases, 12 are in critical care units.
By health authority, there have been 2,077 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 3,201 in Fraser Health, 180 in Vancouver Island Health, 451 in Interior Health (an increase of one case since yesterday), 174 in Northern Health and 79 cases among those who reside outside Canada.
The death announced Friday was the 211th in the province since COVID-19 arrived in late January. A total of 4,706 have fully recovered.
No new community outbreaks were announced Friday, but there is a new outbreak at a health-care facility, at KinVillage in the Fraser Health region. That is one of 10 outbreaks at health-care facilities across the province.
"COVID-19 continues to affect our province and this long weekend is no different. Whether you're celebrating the Canucks game tonight or meeting friends for a barbecue or camping, let's make it a safe, small-group long weekend," reads a joint statement released by Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.