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Four COVID-19 deaths, 1,006 new cases in B.C. as number in hospital tops 500

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports 1,006 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, April 22, and four related deaths in the last 24-hours. Dr. Henry also provides an update on vaccine schedule and what age group can now sign up (Photo credit: Global News)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports 1,006 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, April 22, and four related deaths in the last 24-hours. Dr. Henry also provides an update on vaccine schedule and what age group can now sign up (Photo credit: Global News)

British Columbia reported four more deaths along with 1,006 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

At a live briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 502 people with COVID-19 in hospital — a new record — 161 of them in critical or intensive care.

Of the new cases, 241 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 600 were in the Fraser Health region, 37 were in Island Health, 83 were in Interior Health, and 42 were in Northern Health.

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