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COVID-19 infections in B.C. surpass 60,000, as hospitalizations fall (SPH)

(Photo credit: Powell River Peak)
(Photo credit: Powell River Peak)

Hospitalizations are at a three-week low; ICU residency at lowest level in seven weeks.

B.C. passed the 60,000-person threshold for COVID-19 infections on January 15, as health officials detected 509 new cases, pushing the total number of infections in B.C. to 60,117.

The number of recoveries overnight just barely exceeded the number of new cases, as 510 people are newly considered to be recovered. Given that there were nine new deaths, the number of British Columbians actively fighting off infections should have fallen by 10, to 4,614. Official government statistics, however, say that this number fell by 20.

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