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Coronavirus: Almost 800 people have now died of COVID-19 in B.C.

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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports 518 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Dec. 23, and 19 additional deaths in the last 24-hours. – Dec 23, 2020

B.C. has recorded 518 more cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

In addition, 19 more people have died from the virus. The deaths bring the province’s COVID-19 death toll to 796.

The total number of cases now stands at 48,027.

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There are now 348 people in the hospital, with 80 in intensive care, which is down four from Tuesday.

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In total, 36,952 people have recovered from the virus.

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There remain 9,137 active cases and 9,723 in isolation.

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So far, 5,603 people from every health region in the province, have received a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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