B.C. reports 68 new coronavirus cases and one new death

British Columbia reported 68 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, along with another death in long-term care.

It brought the province’s death toll because of the coronavirus to 204.

Active cases edged back up to 906 after dipping slightly the day prior, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said.

There was one new community outbreak involving seven people at a construction site for a water treatment facility near Elkford, B.C., said Henry. Six of the cases are Alberta residents.

The number of people isolating due to possible exposure also climbed by 80 to 2,810.

Twenty-two people remained in hospital, with seven of them in critical care.

About 79 per cent of B.C.’s 5,372 total cases have recovered.

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