Coronavirus: Number of COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region rises by 1, to 175

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Interior Health region rose by one, the province announced on Saturday.

In releasing the latest statistics for B.C., provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the number of cases across the province increased by 26 from Friday.

Overall, there are now 2,171 confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout B.C., including 175 in Interior Health.

That’s up from 174 on Friday and 170 on Thursday. At the start of the week, Monday, April 27, there were 164 cases.

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The median age of cases in B.C. is 53, with 52 per cent of all cases affecting females.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases elsewhere throughout B.C:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health region: 832
  • Fraser Health region: 992
  • Vancouver Island Health region: 123
  • Northern B.C. Health region: 49

There are also 24 active outbreaks in long-term care and assisted living facilities, including three outbreaks that are ongoing in acute-care units.

Henry said 12 of the outbreaks have been declared over.

Henry also announced two new deaths on Saturday, both in the Lower Mainland, which pushed B.C.’s death total to 114.

According to a website tracking COVID-19, there were 3,397,879 cases as of 12:30 p.m., on Saturday.

The U.S. had the most cases at 1,121,414 and was followed by Spain (213,435), Italy (209,328), the United Kingdom (183,495) and France (167,305). China was 11th at 83,959, while Canada was 12th at 57,444.

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