COVID-19 in B.C.: Case counts fall slightly over last three days compared to previous weekend

Another 20 people have died, lifting the provincewide total to 2,129

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      The B.C. government's latest three-day COVID-19 report shows that 43 percent of the new cases were diagnosed in Fraser Health.

      There were 699 new cases in this region, which extends from Burnaby to Hope and includes Surrey and Abbotsford.

      The next highest figure over the past three days was in Northern Health, which recorded 289 new cases.

      That compared to 254 in Interior Health, 190 in Vancouver Coastal, and 186 in Island Health.

      There are 4,966 active cases of COVID-19 across B.C.

      The 1,618 new cases over the last three days came in slightly lower than the 1,846 cases recorded over three days in the last weekend period.

      However, there are 366 people in hospital due to COVID-19, up from 360 at this time last week.

      Of those, there are 149 in intensive care after the last three days.

      Another 20 people have died due to COVID-19, increasing the total to 2,129.

      There are also five new outbreaks in health-care facilities, including one at Chilliwack General Hospital. The others are at Valleyhaven Retirement Community, Harrison Pointe, Norman Manor (Fraser Health) and Amica Edgemont (Vancouver Coastal Health).

      The outbreak at Tofino General Hospital (Island Health) has been declared over, which means there are now 29 of these outbreaks.

      According to the B.C. government, 90.0 percent (3,893,775) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 85 percent (3,676,200) have received their second dose.