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B.C. reports 500 new COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:12 PST, Wed January 20, 2021

B.C. health officials reported 500 new cases of COVID-19 today.

Active cases sit at 4,345—essentially the same as Monday and Tuesday’s counts. And the number of people being monitored has remained flat since Monday as well, with 6,905 counted today. There are 320 people hospitalized with the virus, 66 of whom are in intensive care. 

Of the new cases, 125 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 216 in the Fraser Health region, 32 in the Island Health region, 91 in the Interior Health region, 35 in the Northern Health region and one new case in a person who resides outside of Canada.

There have been 14 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,104 deaths in British Columbia. 

To date, 98,125 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C. 

Health officials announced two new healthcare facility outbreaks and declared four over. There remain 44 active outbreaks in longterm care or assisted living facilities and nine in acute care facilities. There was also one new community outbreak announced at the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. 

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

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