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B.C. reports 556 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths as hospitalizations continue to rise

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B.C. reported 556 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and no new deaths.

It’s the second time in five days the province has reported no COVID-19 related deaths.


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The seven-day average for new cases is 544, an increase of one from Monday.

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There are 280 people in hospital with COVID-19, an increase of 40 in eight days. Of those, 84 patients are in intensive care. The number of people in ICU has risen by a third since March 2.


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There are 4,999 active COVID-19 cases in B.C. and 9,511 people are self-isolating due to possible exposure to the novel coronavirus.

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More than 420,000 of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, the province reported Tuesday.

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