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Northern Health records three new test-positive confirmed COVID-19 cases, B.C. total now 2,255

A total of 1,495 have recovered
B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (via Flickr/Province of B.C.)

There have been 23 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. during the past 24 hours, which now brings the province's total to 2,255 after an update from Dr. Bonnie Henry this afternoon (May 6). 

Northern Health has recorded three more test-positive confirmed cases for a new total of 54. 

There are 852 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,046 are in the Fraser Health region, 124 in Island Health and 179 in Interior Health.

Henry added there have been three new deaths recorded for a total of 124.

"In the last day, there were no new long-term care or assisted-living facility outbreaks. In total, 17 facilities and five acute-care units have active outbreaks, with outbreaks now declared over at 17 care facilities," a statement reads.

"Public health teams are also providing support to a number of community outbreaks, actively contact tracing those who may be directly affected and their close contacts."

There are seven confirmed positive cases at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, 56 at Superior Poultry in Coquitlam and 35 at United Poultry in Vancouver.

Henry added 134 inmates and staff are confirmed positive at the Mission Institution federal correctional centre, as well as 16 positive cases of COVID-19 connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

There are 74 people in hospital, with 19 of those cases in ICU. Henry added 1,494 cases have recovered. 

"We are not yet ready to make any changes to the measures we have in place - just this week, new outbreaks have emerged. Without continued vigilance, hot spots will quickly flare," Henry added in the release.

"We must chart a safe path forward together - one that will protect our province and give us the confidence that we can stay safe while increasing our social connections. We must also continue to show kindness and compassion to those around us, as we remain 100% committed. It is in all of our hands. Let's remember to wash them."