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B.C. reports 122 new COVID-19 cases, as active cases top 1,600

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B.C. health officials release a written statement with the daily COVID-19 numbers for Wednesday, Sept. 16. Legislative Bureau Chief Keith Baldrey has the details.

British Columbia reported 122 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, sending the number of active cases in the province to another new record.

Officials reported 1,614 active cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus — double the amount just one month ago.

In a written statement, health officials said the province’s death toll remained unchanged at 219.

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Another 2,966 people were in isolation because of possible exposure.

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An outbreak of COVID-19 was declared at the Delta Hospital on Wednesday.

Sixty people with COVID-19 were in hospital — 23 of whom were in intensive or critical care.

About 76 per cent of B.C.’s 7,438 cases have recovered so far.