B.C. reports 667 new cases of coronavirus and 13 additional deaths


British Columbia is reporting 667 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 13 additional deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

“B.C. is reporting 667 new cases of COVID-19, including two epi-linked cases, for a total of 196,433 cases in the province,” the Government of British Columbia said in a statement.

The statement further added that there are 5,128 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 188,851 people who tested positive have recovered.

246 of the newly-identified cases are in Fraser Health, 75 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 101 in Interior Health, 184 in Northern Health, 59 in Island Health,
and two new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

Meanwhile, the B.C. Government said 367 individuals are in hospital due to COVID and 152 are being treated in intensive care unit.

The B.C. government also added that 13 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, increasing the overall total of COVID deaths to 2,055, since the beginning of pandemic.

B.C. on Thursday reported 580 cases of coronavirus and 9 additional deaths over a 24-hour period.



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