BC health officials announced 158 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a slight increase from the four-day average seen on the Thanksgiving long weekend.
These latest infections mean BC now has 1,496 active cases. Another 3,608 people are under active public health monitoring after being exposed to someone with COVID-19.
There were no new deaths from the virus since Tuesday, leaving the province’s death toll at 250.
There are now 84 people in hospital, including 24 in the ICU. That’s a jump from Tuesday’s 77 people in hospital.
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No new healthcare outbreaks have been reported, but the outbreak at St. Paul’s Hospital has been declared over after no new cases spawned for two viral incubation periods. There are still 17 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities around the province.
BC has now seen 10,892 confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic.
Broken down by health region, that’s 3,941 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 5,697 in Fraser Health, 237 in Island Health, 585 in Interior Health, and 343 in Northern Health.
A total of 9,112 people who had the virus are now considered recovered.