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B.C. reports 1,005 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalization records toppled again

The number of COVID-19 patients in B.C.’s hospitals and ICUs set new records Friday, as the province reported 1,005 new cases and six additional deaths.

In a written statement, health officials said there were 425 people in hospital, 127 of them in critical or intensive care.

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The number of active cases also set a new record at 10,081, with an additional 15,877 people isolating due to potential exposure.

Of the new cases, 259 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 536 were in the Fraser Health region, 49 were in the Island Health region, 110 were in the Interior Health region and 51 in the Northern Health region.

The province has administered a total of 1,282,091 doses COVID-19 vaccine, 87,970 of which are second doses.

B.C. has recorded a total of 117,080 cases, while 1,530 people have died.


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