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B.C.’s COVID-19 hospitalizations lowest in six weeks

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:03 PST, Tue January 19, 2021

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are now at their lowest levels in B.C. since Dec. 3.

Down 14 since yesterday, there are currently 329 people in hospital, including 70 in intensive care. 

B.C. health authorities also reported 465 new cases of the virus today, including 13 that are epidemiologically linked, for a total of 61,912 since the pandemic began. Of the new cases, 83 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 262 in the Fraser Health region, 21 in the Island Health region, 61 in the Interior Health region, 32 in the Northern Health region and six new cases in people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 4,331 active cases and 6,864 people are under active public health monitoring. To date, 92,369 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., and the BC Centres for Disease Control is providing daily immunization data on the COVID-19 dashboard: www.bccdc.ca.

Since yesterday, 12 people lost their lives due to the virus, bringing B.C.’s death toll to 1,090. There have been no new healthcare facility outbreaks and one outbreak was declared over.

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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