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B.C. records more than 1,400 cases of COVID-19 over three days, and 8 deaths

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B.C. health officials release a written statement with the daily COVID-19 numbers for Monday, Feb. 22. Legislative Bureau Chief Keith Baldrey has the details and an update on the variant cases in B.C. schools. – Feb 22, 2021

Over the past three days, B.C. has recorded 1,428 new cases of COVID-19.

On Monday, health officials said there were 504 cases from Friday to Saturday, 475 from Saturday to Sunday, and 449 from Sunday to Monday.

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Keith Baldrey breaks down latest COVID-19 numbers by health regions – Feb 22, 2021

Of the new cases, 358 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 805 cases were in the Fraser Health region, 67 were in Interior Health, while Island Health and Northern Health each had 99 cases.

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There have been 28 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants of concern, for a total of 101 cases.

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The seven-day average is now 469 cases, the highest it has been since Jan. 29.

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The province said 218,726 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, 55,057 of which are second doses.

Another eight people have died from complications from the virus, bringing the province’s death toll to 1,335.

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Six more people were admitted to hospital, bringing the total to 223. Sixty-six of those patients were in intensive care, which is up five from Friday.

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Read more: B.C. officials say there is no evidence of transmission of COVID-19 variants in schools

In total, 71,313 people have recovered from the virus, with 4,560 active cases remaining and 7,768 people in self-isolation.

— With files from Jon Azpiri

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