The latest B.C. COVID-19 numbers: 5,952 cases, 4,605 recovered, 209 deaths

B.C. sees another surge of more than 100 cases in a single 24-hour period

The latest daily new case count for COVID-19 is once again among the highest in B.C. since the pandemic began.

On Wednesday, health officials announced 104 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C., identified over the past 24 hours.

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The number of those in hospital remains relatively low compared to previous months where cases spiked, but the figure is rising slowly, now at 33 patients, with 14 of those in critical care.

Five of the new cases are in the Interior Health region, while most others are in the Lower Mainland. There are 18 active cases in IH, but none are in hospital.

By health authority, there have been 1,974 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 3,112 in Fraser Health, 178 in Vancouver Island Health, 445 in Interior Health, 164 in Northern Health and 79 among those who reside outside Canada, for a total of 5,952 cases since the pandemic began.

No new deaths were announced Wednesday. To date, 4,605 people have fully recovered, while 209 have died.

A total of 2,786 people are currently being monitored by public health due to potential exposure and there are 1,127 active cases in the province.

One new health-care facility outbreak was announced Wednesday, at Surrey Memorial Hospital, while eight other health-care facility outbreaks continue, all in the Fraser Health region.

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