B.C. reports 559 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

B.C. recorded 559 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with one additional death.

The new cases bring the province’s seven-day average to 506. Last Wednesday, the province’s seven-day average of daily new COVID-19 cases was 408.

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The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 rose by 15 to 238. Of those patients, 69 are in intensive care.

The province’s COVID-19 death toll is now 1,336.

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There are 4,677 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. while 7,881 people are self-isolating due to possible exposure to the novel coronavirus.

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Seven schools in the Fraser Valley have reported cases involving a COVID-19 variant of concern, but the province has not moved to implement a request of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation to expand the mask mandate to elementary school students.

Read more: B.C. officials say there is no evidence of transmission of COVID-19 variants in schools

Dr. Réka Gustafson, deputy provincial health officer, said at a news conference Monday the policy on masks in schools is based on the ability of individuals to comply with it.

— With files from Amy Judd and The Canadian Press

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