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Provincial death toll surpasses 1,600 as B.C. reports 722 new COVID-19 cases

(From the files of Catherine Garrett MYPGNow staff)

B.C. health officials say the province has reported 722 new cases of COVID-19, including 26 in Northern Health.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, the overall case count has reached 134,341.

Seven patients have passed away, as B.C.’s death toll has reached 1,602.

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One was in Northern Health, where the death toll is 141.

Meanwhile, the active case count has fallen by 45 cases overnight — 6,757 people are currently ill, with 157 in Northern Health.

Hospitalizations have also dropped to 445, a decrease of 12.

157 patients are in ICU, which is an increase of three.

In addition, 2,042,442 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 99.5k of which are second doses.

According to Doctor Bonnie Henry, this is about 45% of eligible individuals in B.C.

Bookings have opened to people 49 and older, she added, and the worker program will be expanded in the coming days.

93.6% of cases have recovered.

Breakdown

115 Vancouver Coastal

523 Fraser

20 Island

38 Interior

26 Northern

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