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Provincial health officials reported five additional deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, with new cases at two facilities in the Fraser Health Region.

Four of the five deaths were in the Fraser Health region and health officials confirmed new outbreaks at two locations in that region. The other death was in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

One of the new outbreaks is in an acute-care unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Health Minister Adrian Dix and the provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, said in a joint statement.

They reported 15 new cases of the disease in B.C. between noon on Thursday and noon on Friday.

With the outbreak at Abbotsford Hospital outbreak, where two patients and six staff members have test positive, a total 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and five acute-care units in B.C. are dealing with active cases of COVID-19.

Dix and Henry also reported two cases at the Oppenheimer Group, a fruit and vegetable processing plant in Coquitlam. Contact tracing is underway at that facility, which remains open.



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