B.C. records 873 new cases of COVID-19 and 2 more deaths

B.C. health officials announced 873 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths on Tuesday.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said there are 9,756 active cases of people infected with the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in B.C.

A total of 377 people are in hospital, with 117 in intensive care. Hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are up 15 per cent from a week ago, when 328 people were in hospital.

The provincial death toll from the disease to date is 1,515 people out of 113,702 confirmed cases.

Public health is actively monitoring 16,290 people across the province who are in self-isolation

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