B.C. reports 41 new coronavirus cases, fewest patients in hospital mid-March

British Columbia reported 41 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, as the number of people hospitalized with the virus hit a low not seen since mid-March.

The province’s death toll remained at 194, with no new deaths.

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As of Wednesday there were just six people in hospital with COVID-19, down three from Tuesday and the fewest since March 16. Two patients were in critical care.

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The Northern Heatlth Authority also said it has identified six new cases of the virus on Haida Gwaii, all linked to an ongoing outbreak in the region.

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B.C. has now recorded a total of 3,562 cases of the virus, 28 of them epi-linked. The province says 3,109 patients have recovered from COVID-19, while 257 cases remain active.

B.C. health officials will deliver their next live COVID-19 briefing at 3 p.m. PT, Thursday.

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