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B.C. COVID-19 intensive care admissions rise again to 105

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:33 PDT, Wed April 7, 2021

COVID-related intensive care admissions in B.C. continue to rise, reaching a new high of 105 today.

B.C. health authorities also reported 997 new cases of COVID-19, eight of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 106,985 cases.

Of the new cases, 356 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 465 in the Fraser Health region, 67 in the Island Health region, 91 in the Interior Health region and 18 in the Northern Health region.

There are 8,728 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 330 people are hospitalized, including those in intensive care. A further 14,602 people are under active public health monitoring.

Health authorities said additional whole genome sequencing has not been completed since the last report. As such, they did not provide an update on cases that are variants of concern today. They said 266 of the 3,766 confirmed cases are currently active. 

To date, 946,096 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 87,504 of which are second doses. 

Sadly, there were two new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,491.

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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