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Huge one-day increase in BC Covid 19 cases smashes yesterday’s record

The BC government is reporting 4,383 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours. That smashes the record for highest ever new cases in one day since the pandemic began, which was set yesterday (Thursday), of 2,944.

The new/active cases include:

* 2,319 new cases in Fraser Health
* Total active cases: 7,940

* 977 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
* Total active cases: 6,424

* 501 new cases in Interior Health
* Total active cases: 1,713

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* 122 new cases in Northern Health
* Total active cases: 422

* 460 new cases in Island Health
* Total active cases: 856

* four new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
* Total active cases: two

Note: Active cases exclude those who have died, discontinued isolation or been lost to followup.

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In the past 24 hours, one new death (Interior Health) has been reported, for an overall total of 2,420.

Health officials have scheduled a news conference for Friday, December 31, at 10:00am pst.

Vista Radio Ltd. will post updates as soon as they become available.

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