BC has finally seen a drop in the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19.

There are now 985 people in hospital in the province, down two from Monday.

However, the number of people in intensive care increased by 15 people, bringing the total to 144.

In addition, one person was killed, bringing the total to 2,554 people since the beginning of the pandemic.


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On Tuesday, BC also recorded 1,446 new cases of the virus, with 32,468 active cases in the province.

However, daily new case counts are no longer considered an accurate measure of COVID’s distribution, due to limited testing.

There have now been 314,522 total cases of COVID-19 in the province since the start of the pandemic.

BC on Monday set a new record for hospitalizations, with 987 people, the highest since the start of the pandemic.

There were no new outbreaks in health care facilities.

As of Tuesday, 89.6 percent (4,467,392) of qualifying people five and older in BC received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.6 percent (4,167,276) received their second dose.

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In addition, 92.6 percent (4,291,424) of qualifying individuals 12 and older in BC received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 89.9 percent (4,166,375) received their second dose, and 41.3 percent (1 912 122) received a third dose.

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Also, 92.9 percent (4,019,925) of all qualifying adults in BC received their first dose, 90.4 percent (3,907,880) received their second dose, and 44.2 percent (1,910,574) received a third dose received.

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