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BC’s COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record high

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:13 PST, Wed January 6, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations in BC rose to a new record high of 381 overnight—a 14-person increase from yesterday, with 78 of those people in critical care.

Health authorities also reported 625 new cases today, two of which are are epidemiologically linked, bringing BC’s cumulative total to 55,254.

Of the new cases, 178 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 305 in the Fraser Health region, 28 in the Island Health region, 71 in the Interior Health region and 43 in the Northern Health region.

There are 6,343 active cases of COVID-19 in BC. A further 8,719 people are under active public health monitoring. To date, 33,665 people in the province have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Sadly, eight more people lost their lives for a total of 962 deaths in British Columbia. There were two new healthcare facility outbreaks declared, and two existing ones declared over. Fifty-two longterm care or assisted living facilities continue to have active outbreaks, as well as nine acute care facilities.

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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