British Columbia reported 516 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the fewest since Nov. 9.
But other key metrics continued to move steadily in the wrong direction.
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In a written statement, health officials confirmed 10 new deaths — the third time this week COVID-19 fatalities hit double digits.
B.C.’s death toll now stands at 331.
Most of the new cases were in the Fraser Health region (294) and the Vancouver Coastal Health region (148).
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Thirty-one were in the Interior Health region, 25 were in the Northern Health region and 17 were on Vancouver Island.
Hospitalizations climbed again, reaching a new record high of 227, while 57 people were in critical or intensive care.
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Active cases also reached a new high of 7,122.
After peaking last Friday and dipping significantly, the number of people in isolation due to exposure also climbed again to 10,002.…