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Record high active cases, hospitalizations in B.C.

(Files by Catherine Garrett-My PG Now)

It is another record-breaking day for COVID-19 in British Columbia.

B.C. Health Officials say active cases, hospitalizations and critical care cases have surpassed previous highs.

There are 10,052 active cases in B.C and of those, 409 are in hospital and 125 are in ICU, beating yesterday’s record-breaking total of 397.

These numbers come as the province reports 1,205 new cases today (Thursday), including 66 in Northern Health, where the total is 6687. 69 of the new cases were in the Interior Health region, bringing the region’s total to 9,840.

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B.C. has now seen 116,075 total cases since the onset of the pandemic.

“It is important to keep in mind that of the people we are seeing every day – whether at work, running errands or outside – someone is likely to have COVID-19. The more people we see, the higher that likelihood will be. That is why staying small and staying local is key right now,” said Provincial Health Officer Doctor Bonnie Henry.

“Despite higher case counts, our province can bend our curve back down. We have done it before and know how to protect ourselves, our families, our workplaces and our communities. Making the effort to have less contact with people outside our household will put us back on the path where we want and need to be. It is a small effort that has a big result.”

Three people have died over the past 24 hours, 1524 total.

16,217 people are under active monitoring as a result of identified exposure.

104,331 individuals have recovered.

On the vaccine front, 1,235,863 people have now received at least one dose of the vaccine.

This is an increase of about 45,000 from yesterday — the highest one-day vaccination tally so far.


+ 301  – Vancouver Coastal

+ 730 – Fraser

+ 38 – Island

+ 69  – Interior

+ 66 – Northern Health

+ 1 – Outside of Canada

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