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B.C. reports 104 new COVID-19 cases, active cases set new record

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Global's Keith Baldrey has some perspective on the latest COVID-19 figures for B.C., which show the province has recorded 104 new cases, with 33 people in hospital. – Sep 2, 2020

British Columbia confirmed another 104 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

In a statement, provincial health officials said the number of active cases in the province had climbed to a new record high of 1,127.

It was the fourth time in the last week B.C. reported more than 100 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period.

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B.C. officials report 104 new cases of COVID-19, 14 people in critical care – Sep 2, 2020

Fifty-two cases were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 40 were in the Fraser Health region, five were in the Interior Health region, four were in the Northern Health region and three were on Vancouver Island.

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Another 2,786 people remained in isolation due to potential exposure to the virus.

Read more: COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at Surrey Memorial Hospital

B.C.’s COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged at 209.

The number of patients in hospital edged up again to 33, up two from Tuesday, while 14 people remained in critical care.

It was the highest number of people in hospital with the virus since May 31, and the highest number of people in critical care since May 13.

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About 77 per cent of B.C.’s 5,952 cases have recovered.

Read more: Public coronavirus exposures reported in B.C. in 2020

Earlier Wednesday, Fraser Health confirmed a new outbreak involving a single patient in the nephrology unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital. An outbreak at the Langley Memorial Hospital was declared over.

A new potential exposure was also reported at Lions MMA, a mixed martial arts gym in downtown Vancouver.

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