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B.C. reports 83 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death, sets new testing record

British Columbia set a new testing record on Thursday, as health officials reported 82 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death.

After a slight uptick Wednesday, the number of active cases continued the downward trend it’s shown for more than a week, dropping to 1,261.

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About 3,093 people remained in self-isolation due to possible exposure, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said at a live briefing. The province also conducted 10,899 tests in a 24 hour period, Henry added.

Sixty-nine people were in hospital with the disease. Nineteen of them are in critical or intensive care.

About 83 per cent of B.C.’s 9,220 total cases had recovered, while 235 people have died.

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