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B.C. shatters records with 1,293 new COVID-19 cases, pushing average over 1,000 per day


British Columbia’s COVID-19 surge continued to shatter records Thursday, as the province reported 1,293 new cases and two new deaths.

It brought the seven-day rolling average for new cases over 1,000 for the first time during the pandemic.

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At a live briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 9,184 active cases, and a record 15,203 people in isolation due to possible exposure.

The number of cases in the Lower Mainland continues to soar, with 448 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and 645 in the Fraser Health region. Sixty-nine were on Vancouver Island, 80 were in the Interior Health region, and 51 were in the Northern Health region.

There were 336 people in hospital — 101 of whom were in intensive care.

B.C. has administered a total of 995.001 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

The province has recorded 108,278 total cases and 1,493 deaths.