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Northern Health cases up two more for new total of 28, provincial cases rise to 1,517

942 have recovered

COVID-19 cases have surpassed 1,500 in B.C. after an additional 27 cases were announced this afternoon. 

Dr. Bonnie Henry says the new provincial total is 1,517.

Northern Health has two new positive cases. The authority now sits at 28. 

There are 658 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 601 in Fraser Health, 89 on Vancouver Island and 141 in the Interior Health region.

There are currently 134 people in acute care in hospital, and 58 are in intensive care. Three patients are hospitalized in Northern Health.

There is one new case associated with a long-term care facility. Currently, there are 28 active outbreaks in facilities in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions. However, there are now 289 people who have tested positive in these facilities.

There have been three new cases related to an outbreak in the interior which involves temporary foreign workers.

There is still only one case at the Okanagan Correctional Facility in Oliver. The outbreak remains under observation. 

The outbreak at the Mission federal correctional institute in the Fraser Valley continues to grow. Now, the institute has 41 people who have tested positive, and 7 are now in hospital. Henry notes that health authorities have 'beefed up' their support for these patients with a dedicated unit in Fraser Health.

There have been three new deaths in B.C. and brings the total to 72. 

Henry says 942 have recovered.

- with files from Elana Shepert, Vancouver Is Awesome