66 new coronavirus cases announced in BC, 16 new in IH region

Interior cases jump by 16

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to grow at a steady rate in British Columbia, with another 66 cases confirmed Thursday afternoon. 

During her daily press conference, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there are now 725 confirmed cases of the virus in the province. The number of confirmed cases in the Interior Health region jumped by 16, to a total of 62 cases in the health authority. Interior Health and the Ministry of Health will not disclose the location of these cases.  

Of the 725 cases in the province, two more patients have been put in hospital since Wednesday, bringing the total hospitalizations to 66, while 26 still remain in the ICU. There have been no new virus-related deaths in B.C. in the past 24 hours. Fourteen people have died from COVID-19 in the province. 

As of Thursday, 186 COVID-19 patients have fully recovered. 

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