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Severe COVID cases continue gradual climb in B.C.


The number of people in B.C. hospitals has slowly increased this week from 274 on Monday to 329 today, April 6.

The number in intensive care has increased by one per day, reaching 37 today.

About half the of people in hospital with a COVID diagnosis were not in there because of COVID but were tested after going to hospital for things like surgery, delivering a baby or being admitted to a mental health unit.

In the last 24 hours there were 216 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., according to a Ministry of Health news release.

Of the new cases, 76 were in the Interior Health region, 55 in Fraser Health, 31 in Vancouver Coastal, 39 on Vancouver Island and 15 in the Northern Health region.

The real number of cases is estimated to be three to four times higher because many people infected with COVID are not getting tested or take rapid tests that are not included in these figures.

The vaccination rate for people over the age of 12 with at least one dose is 93.5% while the rate for those with at least two doses at 91.1%. The rate for those with three doses is at 57.8%.

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