British Columbia added another 142 COVID-19 cases to its tally Thursday, but reported a steep drop in hospitalizations resulting from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
There were 74 people were in hospital provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said during a live briefing, down 10 from Wednesday. A further 24 people remained in critical or intensive care.
Active cases, however, have continued to climb, reaching 1,494, while another 3,683 people were in isolation due to possible exposure.
Henry also reported one new community cluster in the interior health region at a FedEx office near the Kelowna Airport. Contact tracing was underway and there was no risk to the public, Henry said.
The province’s death toll remains unchanged at 250.
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