The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 5,496 cases, 4,310 recovered, 204 deaths

B.C. health officials have announced an additional 124 cases of COVID-19, the highest ever single-day increase in cases since the pandemic began

B.C. health officials have announced an additional 124 cases of COVID-19, the highest ever single-day increase in cases since the pandemic began.

The province also now has its highest ever number of active cases, with 974 confirmed active cases in B.C.

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Hospitalization across the province remains low, with 23 in hospital and seven of those people in critical care.

Another 2,796 people are self-isolating due to potential exposure and are being monitored by public health workers.

By health authority, there have been 1,791 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 2,878 cases in Fraser Health, 174 in Vancouver Island Health, 433 in Interior Health, 142 in Northern Health and 78 cases among those who reside outside Canada.

The majority of the new cases occurred in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions, while Interior Health saw an increase of four cases since yesterday.

No new deaths were announced Friday. A total of 204 have died in B.C. due to COVID-19, while 4,310 have fully recovered.

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