Victoria: British Columbia health officials are reporting no new deaths due to COVID-19 for the fifth day in a row.
Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry say in a joint statement issued Wednesday that the province’s death toll remains at 167.
They say there has been one new outbreak at a long-term care facility in Vancouver, Holy Family Hospital, meaning five care homes have ongoing outbreaks.
Twelve more people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total confirmed cases to 2,680.
Dix and Henry say 185 of those cases are active and 12 people are in hospital, four of whom are in intensive care.
They say there have been no new community outbreaks, though surveillance and testing recently identified two clusters of COVID-19 associated with large family connections.
“This tells us that our public health teams are quickly identifying new cases. It also tells us that while our overall provincial cases may be low, COVID-19 is active and spreading in our communities,” Dix and Henry said.
“When you bring households together, regardless of how many people that may include, everyone brings their own risk with them and the potential for spreading COVID-19 increases.”
The Canadian Press