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B.C. records 1,478 new COVID-19 cases, and eight deaths in past three days

Provincial health officer Bonnie Henry regularly provides updates on the spread of COVID-19 in B.C.B.C. government (Photo credit: Vancouver Is Awesome)
Provincial health officer Bonnie Henry regularly provides updates on the spread of COVID-19 in B.C.B.C. government (Photo credit: Vancouver Is Awesome)

B.C.’s death toll from the pandemic has risen to 1,363.

Nearly 1,500 more British Columbians were diagnosed as being infected with COVID-19 in the past three days, raising the provincial total of viral infections to 80,672, since the first case was detected in January 2020.

The daily totals of new cases (532, 508 and 438 in sequential order) were all within the range seen in the past week. Other metrics to track the virus’ spread were also well within recent ranges. 

Of the 4,464 known active cases, 236 people are in hospital, with 65 of those sick enough to be in intensive care units. 

Eight more people have died from the virus, raising the province’s death toll from the virus to 1,363.

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