Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 16 new cases who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, for a total of 2,709 cases in British Columbia.

Read Friday’s press release below:

“There are 187 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,354 people who tested positive have recovered.

“Of the total COVID-19 cases, 12 individuals are hospitalized, three of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 922 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,396 in the Fraser Health region, 130 in the Island Health region, 196 in the Interior Health region and 65 in the Northern Health region. This includes a data correction of one less case in the Northern Health region.

“There has been one new COVID-19 related death in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 168 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. In total, five long-term care or assisted-living facilities continue to have active outbreaks.

“There have been no new community outbreaks and public health teams continue to provide support for the six ongoing community outbreaks.”