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Coronavirus: BC reports 1,785 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths over three days | FULL

CA, 23 Mar 2021
B.C. health officials recorded 1,785 new COVID-19 cases over the past three days along with 16 deaths.

There were 556 cases from Friday to Saturday while 598 cases were reported from Saturday to Sunday, and 631 from Sunday to Monday.

Of the new cases, 469 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,010 were in the Fraser Health region, 89 were in Island Health, 84 were in Interior Health, and 133 were in Northern Health.

The province reported 166 new cases linked to COVID-19 variants of concern. A total of 1,366 variant cases have been reported in B.C., of which 237 are active.

The 16 deaths over the past 72 hours bring the province's COVID-19 death toll to 1,437.

The seven-day average for new cases is 600, a seven-per-cent rise since the province last reported COVID-19 numbers on Friday.

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