B.C. health officials announced 625 new cases of COVID-19 and eight more deaths on Wednesday, the first time since late November that deaths related to coronavirus have been in the single digits.
In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix put the number of hospitalized patients at a record high 381 people, 78 of whom are in intensive care.
A total of 962 people in B.C. have lost their lives due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
There are currently 6,343 active cases of coronavirus in the province, a slight drop from 6,472 on Tuesday. Public health is monitoring 8,719 people across the province who are in self-isolation due to COVID-19 exposure. More than 46,728 people who tested positive have recovered.