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For the fifth day in a row, British Columbia has reported no new deaths from COVID-19.

The province did not hold a live briefing Wednesday, but released its latest numbers in a joint statement from health officials.

B.C. has confirmed 12 new cases in the past 24 hours, for a total of 2,680. Nearly 87 per cent of those cases have resolved.

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B.C. now has just 185 active cases. Twelve COVID-19 patients are in hospital, four of them in intensive care.

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The province’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 167.

The province said it had identified a new outbreak in long-term care, at the Holy Family Hospital in Vancouver.

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There were no new community outbreaks on Wednesday.

“Through our active surveillance and testing, we have recently identified two community clusters of COVID-19 associated with large family connections,” reads the statement.

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“This tells us that our public health teams are quickly identifying new cases.

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