B.C. reports 559 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

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B.C. recorded 559 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with one additional death.

The new cases bring the province’s seven-day average to 506. Last Wednesday, the province’s seven-day average of daily new COVID-19 cases was 408.

Of the new cases, 132 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 278 were in the Fraser Health region, 39 in Island Health, 43 in Interior Health, and 66 in Northern Health.

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The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 rose by 15 to 238. Of those patients, 69 are in intensive care.

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The one death brings the province’s COVID-19 death toll to 1,336.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said no one has died in long-term care in the last 24 hours.

“This is a success we need to appreciate and celebrate,” she said.

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Henry said everyone 80 years of age and older will receive vaccine information in the next two weeks…

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