B.C. records 696 new cases of COVID-19 and 6 more deaths

B.C. health officials announced 696 new cases of COVID-19 and six more deaths on Wednesday.

In a written statement, the provincial government said there are currently 4,888 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C.

A total of 370 people are in hospital, with 139 in intensive care.

Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are down by four patients from last Wednesday, when 374 people were in hospital with the disease and up about 17.9 per cent from a month ago when 307 people were in hospital.

The number of patients in intensive care is down by about nine per cent from 153 a week ago and by 11 per cent from a month ago

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