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B.C.’s COVID cases jump again, to 722, as province’s death total passes 1,600

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B.C. health officials release a written statement with the daily COVID-19 numbers for Friday, May 7. Legislative Bureau Chief Keith Baldrey has the details on the jump in case numbers and drop in hospitalizations numbers – May 7, 2021

B.C. recorded another 722 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 134,341 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Another seven people have died from the virus, bringing that total to 1,602.

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There remain 445 people in hospital — a decrease of 12 since Thursday — but three more people are in the intensive care unit, for a total of 157.

B.C. has 6,757 active cases of the virus.

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Comparing to earlier in the week, the number of cases jumped up slightly on Friday, with the previous 48 hours showing lower case numbers.

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On Thursday, B.C. reported one new COVID-19 death and 694 new cases, and a day earlier, 572 new cases — the lowest total since March 20 — along with no new deaths.

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