B.C. health officials are set to release three days of COVID-19 data on Monday.
During its last update, the province reported new all-time highs for single-day case growth and hospitalizations.
In a written statement issued Friday, health officials recorded 617 new cases of COVID-19, eclipsing the record of 594 set the day before.
There were 167 people hospitalized with COVID-19, while 50 people were in critical or intensive care, a number last recorded in the third week of April.
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Two new deaths reported Friday brought the province’s COVID-19 death toll to 290.
Three schools in the Fraser Health region have been told to close over concerns of COVID-19 transmission.
— With files from Simon Little
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