4 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as 605 new cases confirmed

B.C. health officials announced 605 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths on Wednesday.

In a written statement, the provincial government said there are currently 5,172 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C.

A total of 374 people are in hospital, with 153 in intensive care.

Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are up by 6.9 per cent from last Wednesday, when 350 people were in hospital with the disease and about 34.5 per cent from a month ago when 278 people were in hospital.

The number of patients in intensive care is up by about 12.5 per cent from 136 a week ago and by 10

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