There are now 114 people in British Columbia who have passed away after contracting COVID-19, after health officials recorded two more fatalities in the past 24 hours.
One of the victims was in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, the other in Fraser Health.
Twenty-six new cases were also announced, for a total of 2,171. That includes 72 people in hospital, 23 in intensive care, and 1,376 people who have recovered from COVID-19.
There remains 24 ongoing outbreaks around the province in long-term care, acute care and assisted living facilities, while 12 have been declared over. Among those facilities, there are 261 residents and 155 staff who have been infected with COVID-19.
There remains 52 infected employees at Superior Poultry in Coquitlam and 35 employees confirmed positive at United Poultry in Vancouver. In addition, there are still 133 inmates and staff confirmed positive at the Mission Institution federal correctional centre, as well as 15 positive cases of COVID-19 connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.
British Columbia’s health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry did announce one new outbreak at the Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, where three cases have been identified.
There at now four poultry plants in B.C. with COVID-19 cases. In addition to the three aforementioned poultries, Lilydale plant in Port Coquitlam identified a case among its workers earlier this week.