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Zero new test-positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Northern Health, B.C. rises to 2,288

Dr. Bonnie Henry says 1,512 cases have recovered
B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (via Government of B.C. Flickr)

B.C. now has a total of 2,288 COVID-19 cases after the latest update from Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix this afternoon (May 7). 

Henry says 33 COVID-19 cases have been discovered in the past day. 

Northern Health has recorded no new cases in the past 24 hours, which keeps the total at 54.

In the region, there are 47 recoveries, three in hospital and only one in ICU.

There are 865 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,064 in Fraser Health,126 in Island Health and 179 in the Interior Health region.

There were no new outbreaks at seniors' living facilities. So far, there have outbreaks at 39 of those facilities, including 21 where active outbreaks remain, and 18, where the outbreaks have been declared officially over.

Four outbreaks have been identified at poultry plants, and Henry mentioned three as being active outbreaks: Chilliwack’s Fraser Valley Specialty, where there are seven cases; East Vancouver’s United Poultry, where there are 35 cases; and Coquitlam’s Superior Poultry, where there are 56 cases.

The outbreak at Alberta's Kearl Lake oilsands work camp has spawned 16 positive cases among workers who returned to B.C.

Sadly, two more deaths have occurred from the virus which now sees the provincial total rise to 126.

A total of 1,512 have recovered from the virus and are no longer required to be in isolation.

- With files from Glen Korstrom, Business In Vancouver