B.C. health officials announced 677 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death on Tuesday.
In a written statement, the provincial Health Ministry said there are currently 6,165 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C.
A total of 288 people are in hospital, with 140 in intensive care.
Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are up by 13 per cent from last Tuesday, when 255 people were in hospital with the disease.
The number of patients in intensive care is up by about 11 per cent from 126 a week ago.
The regional breakdown of new cases is as follows:
237 new cases in Fraser Health,
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