B.C. records 3 COVID-19 deaths, 24 new cases since Tuesday

British Columbia has recorded three deaths and 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 48 hours, health officials said Thursday.

Fifteen of the new cases came between Tuesday and Wednesday, while nine were in the last 24 hours.

It bring’s B.C.’s case total to 2,940. Seven of those cases are epidimiologically-linked, while the remainder have been lab-confirmed.

The province’s death toll now stands at 177, while the number of active cases has climbed by eight to 160.

Seventeen COVID-19 patients remain in hospital, while just two are in intensive care.

There were no new community or health-care outbreaks.

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