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COVID-19: Non-urgent surgeries to be cancelled in B.C.’s biggest hospitals as cases pile up

Dr. Bonnie Henry at the podium in this file photo from March 1, 2021. (Photo credit: Vancouver Sun)
Dr. Bonnie Henry at the podium in this file photo from March 1, 2021. (Photo credit: Vancouver Sun)

There were a record 502 COVID-19 patients in hospital as of Wednesday, including 161 in intensive care.

Health Minister Adrian Dix says nine hospitals in Fraser Health and Vancouver Coast Health will cut 1750 non-urgent surgeries over the next two weeks to deal with COVID-19 patients flooding the health care system.

There were a record 502 COVID-19 patients in hospital as of Wednesday, including 161 in intensive care. This comes as the daily-case count reached 1,006 and four more people died. There are 8,733 active cases of the disease in B.C.

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