24 new cases of coronavirus in B.C., one new death over past 48 hours

B.C. has recorded 24 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 48 hours.

One more person has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 165.

Thirty-two people remain in hospital, which is down from 35 on Saturday.In total, 2,207 people have now recovered from the virus.

Five people remain in the ICU.

There are still 224 active cases, which is an increase of four since Saturday.

“This does tell us, there is still transmission of COVID in some communities around the province,” Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Monday.

There are still 13 active outbreaks in B.C., 12 in long-term care homes.

There are no new community outbreaks Monday.

On Saturday, health officials declared one of the province’s earliest and worst outbreaks of COVID-19 at a long-term care home over, as they announced 11 new cases of the illness.

Henry said the outbreak at Haro Park Centre in Vancouver had officially been cleared, as had another outbreak at the Evergreen House in North Vancouver.

At least 89 cases and 13 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported at Haro Park.

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No new deaths were reported on either Friday or Saturday — a milestone not registered since early March.

“In the last few days, the number of new cases have continued to remain low, and this is, as you know, in the second week of our restart, and that is very good news, that’s very encouraging,” said Henry.

But she warned that transmission between individuals in the community is still happening.

The update at 3 p.m. will be livestreamed on this page and on the Global BC Facebook page.

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