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COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new high again in B.C.

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:43 PDT, Wed April 28, 2021

There are now 515 people hospitalized in B.C. with active cases of COVID-19, an all-time high. Of those people, 171 are in intensive care. 

B.C. health authorities also reported 841 new cases of COVID-19 today, six of which are epidemiologically linked. Since the pandemic began, B.C. has recorded 127,889 cases.

Of the new cases, 171 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 541 in the Fraser Health region, 35 in the Island Health region, 74 in the Interior Health region and 20 in the Northern Health region.

There are 8,009 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. A further 11,657 people are under active public health monitoring.

No update was provided on cases that are variants of concern. As of the most recent update last week, there were 6,179 cases confirmed to be variants of concern.

To date, 1,705,409 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 89,725 of which are second doses. 

Sadly, there were five new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,576.

Health authorities reported two healthcare facility outbreaks over. Active outbreaks continue at seven long-term care, assisted living and independent living facilities and six acute care facilities.

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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