Coronavirus: B.C. reports 317 new COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths over 3 day period | FULL

Coronavirus: B.C. reports 317 new COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths over 3 day period | FULL

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by pmnationtalk on September 16, 2020160 Views

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B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry along with health minister Adrian Dix provided the latest update Monday on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province.

They reported 317 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 72 hours and six new deaths, as the number of people in hospital infected with the disease caused by the coronavirus continues to rise.

There are a record 1,594 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C., officials said Monday. That’s an increase of 133 from the last report on Friday.

There were 137 cases recorded from Friday to Saturday, 119 cases from Saturday to Sunday, and 61 from Sunday to Monday.

Five of the six news deaths were in long-term care, officials said.

B.C.’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 219.

The number of people in hospital rose to 58, a surge of nine since Friday. Sixteen of those patients were in critical or intensive care.

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