B.C. reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

Health officials on Tuesday reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and one new death.

There are now 3,523 confirmed cases of the disease in the province. Of those, 3,076 patients have fully recovered, or about 87 per cent.

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The province reported another death in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. The number of COVID-19 deaths in B.C. stands at 194.

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B.C. now has 253 active cases, a decrease of 11 since Monday. Last week, the number peaked at 304.

Just nine COVID-19 patients are in hospital — the lowest reported number since mid-March, with three of them in intensive care.

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On Monday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced she had amended a health order to limit the number of people allowed in short-term vacation rentals to the capacity of the space, plus up to five visitors.

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