B.C. health officials to provide Monday COVID-19 update

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.

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B.C. breaks records again with 617 new COVID-19 cases, 167 in hospital (Nov. 13)

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.

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Three schools in the Fraser Health region have been told to close over concerns of COVID-19 transmission.

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There also have been outbreaks at long-term care homes, including four in the Fraser Health region and three in B.C.’s Southern Interior.

The news conference at 3 p.m. will be carried live on BC1, on our website, the Global BC Facebook page and CKNW.

— With files from Simon Little


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