BC reports 587 new COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths, active cases fall again | FULL

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B.C. reported 587 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and five additional deaths as active cases and the number of hospitalized patients dropped again.

Thursday’s update brought the seven-day moving average for new cases down to 598, the first time it’s fallen below 600 since March 22.

Of the new cases, 126 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 365 were in the Fraser Health Region, 21 were in the Vancouver Island Health region, 60 were in the Interior Health region and 15 were in the Northern Health region, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said.

Active cases dropped to 5,691, the lowest they have been in more than six weeks.

There were 413 people in hospital, an overnight decline of 10. Of them, 141 people were in critical or intensive care.

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