B.C. reports 62 new coronavirus cases, number of active cases edges downward

British Columbia reported 62 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday.

The province’s death toll remained unchanged at 203, according to a written statement from heath officials.

The number of active cases in the province dipped to 896, after edging upward daily over the last week, while 2,730 people remained in isolation due to possible exposure to the virus.

Outbreaks remain ongoing at 10 long-term care and assisted living facilities, and two acute care facilities.

Twenty-one people were in hospital, seven of them in critical care.

About 79 per cent of B.C.’s 5,304 total cases have recovered.

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