B.C. has seen 82 new cases and one further death due to COVID-19 since Wednesday.
Two of the new cases are in the Interior Health region.
Of the province's now 1,261 active cases, 69 people are now in hospital, including two in Interior Health hospitals. A total of 19 are in critical care units in B.C. hospitals.
An additional 3,093 people are under active public health monitoring due to potential exposure.
The death announced on Thursday occurred in the Fraser Health region. It was the 235th in the province.
By health region, there have been 3,360 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 4,712 in Fraser Health, 209 in Vancouver Island Health, 535 in Interior Health, 317 in Northern Health and 87 among those who reside outside Canada.
Out of 9,220 confirmed cases, a total of 7,695 people have now recovered.
At Thursday's COVID-19 update, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the province conducted a record number of tests on Wednesday — 10,899 in all — to identify the 82 new cases.
She also said social gatherings are leading to about one third of recent new cases. Other settings of transmission include workplaces. long-term care homes and hospitals. A more complete update on the sources of COVID-19 transmission is expected next week.