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BC records 500 new COVID-19 cases and nearly 100,000 people vaccinated

Health officials reported 500 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

In a written statement, Dr. Bonnie Henry also confirmed 14 new deaths, bringing BC's death toll to 1,104.

There are currently 320 people in hospital, down nine patients from Tuesday, 76 of whom are in intensive care.

BC's active case count now sits at 4,345, with 6,905 people are under active public health monitoring.

To date, 98,125 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC.

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Posted by Government of British Columbia on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Of BC's new cases, 125 cases were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 216 in Fraser Health, 32 in Island Health, 91 in Interior Health, 35 in the Northern Health region.

“Our COVID-19 curve is trending in the right direction, and we want to keep that going – to push our curve down, which in turn, will allow us to safely ease restrictions," said Henry.

“We thank everyone for continuing to do their part to stop the spread in our communities and helping all of us to get to the finish line faster. With each day that we follow the public health measures, our communities and our loved ones are safer. Let’s keep going.”

Earlier on Wednesday, officials reported that a total of $553,006 in COVID-related fines have been handed out in BC.

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