Posted June 12, 2020 6:24 pm
Updated June 12, 2020 6:27 pm
British Columbia has recorded its first COVID-19 death since June 4.
Health officials did not hold a news conference on Friday, but announced the fatality, along with 16 new cases of the virus, in a joint statement.
The death was in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. Three of the new cases are linked to long-term care homes.
However, the province said there were no new community outbreaks or new outbreaks in residential care facilities on Friday.
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Active outbreaks remain ongoing at five long-term care facilities.
B.C. has recorded a total of 2,709 cases, nearly 87 per cent of which are resolved.
The province’s death toll stands at 168, with only 187 cases active at present.
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