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COVID-19: British Columbia reports another 1,001 new cases, 4 new deaths

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B.C. health officials release a written statement with the daily COVID-19 numbers for Friday, April 23. Legislative Bureau Chief Keith Baldrey has more information on today's case numbers. – Apr 23, 2021

British Columbia reported another four COVID-19 deaths and 1,001 new cases on Friday.

The numbers, released in a written statement, showed 1,554 people have now died from complications of the virus in B.C.

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The 1,001 new cases bring the total number of cases to 123,758.

Of the new cases, 215 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 626 new cases were in the Fraser Health region, 26 were in the Island Health region, 93 were in the Interior Health region, 39 were in the Northern Health region and two new cases were detected in people who reside outside of Canada.

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There are 486 people in the hospital, which is down 16 from Thursday, but 160 people remain in intensive care.

There remain 8,842 active cases of the virus in the province with 12,608 in self-isolation.

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There are two new healthcare outbreaks at Craigdarroch Care Centre on Vancouver Island and Sandalwood Retirement Resort in Kelowna.

Health officials also confirmed they have administered 1,542,066 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, 88,663 of which are second doses.

On Thursday, B.C.  reported four more deaths along with 1,006 new cases.

At a live briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 502 people with COVID-19 in hospital — a new record — 161 of them in critical or intensive care.

Of the new cases, 241 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 600 were in the Fraser Health region, 37 were in Island Health, 83 were in Interior Health, and 42 were in Northern Health.

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