Coronavirus: BC reports 508 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths, updates vaccine timeline | FULL

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    B.C. health officials reported 508 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and six additional deaths while offering new details on the plan to vaccinate the province’s elderly.

    In a live briefing, deputy provincial health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson said it left the province with 4,486 active cases.

    Of the new cases, 116 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 286 were in the Fraser Health region, 22 were in the Vancouver Island Health region, 59 were in the Interior Health region and 25 were in the Northern Health region.

    Within the Fraser Health region, Health Minister Adrian Dix said that new hotspots had cropped up in Abbotsford and the Tri-Cities area.

    B.C. has recorded 72 cases of COVID-19 variants, of which were the B.1.1.7 variant first reported in the U.K. and 20 were the B.1.351 variant first reported in South Africa.

    There were 217 people in hospital, a drop of nine overnight and the fewest since Nov. 18. Sixty-one people were in critical or intensive care.

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