The number of daily new cases of COVID-19 has once again spiked in B.C., with 161 new cases announced Friday.
Three further deaths have also been reported in a joint statement from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and deputy minister of health Stephen Brown.
There are now 1,302 active cases in the province, with an additional 3,114 people under active public health monitoring due to potential exposure.
Of the new cases, none are in the Interior Health region, which has seen a total of 535 cases since the pandemic began. The region currently has 12 active cases.
In other health regions in the province, there have been 3,440 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 4,791 in Fraser Health, 209 in Vancouver Island Health, 318 in Northern Health and 88 among those who reside outside Canada.
The province has now seen 9,381 confirmed cases. Of those, 7,813 have recovered and 238 have died.
One new health care facility outbreak was reported on Friday, at Surrey Memorial Hospital, adding to the list of 16 other health-care facilities, including hospitals and long-term care homes.
No community or school outbreaks were reported.
There are currently 63 people in hospital, including 16 in critical care. Two of those in hospital are in the Interior Health region.