Tuesday marks the second day in a row the province has recorded fewer than 300 new cases.
Of the new cases, 70 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health area, 176 in the Fraser Health area, three in Island Health, 35 in Interior Health and four in Northern Health.
A total of 5,022 tests were performed. British Columbia’s seven-day moving average positivity rate is 6%.
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The number of people hospitalized with the disease increased from nine to 301 while the number of intensive care patients decreased by three to 93.
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The single death brings the number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 1,680.
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There have been a total of 142,636 cases in the province since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, of which 3,782 are still active.
Earlier today, the government of British Columbia presented a four-step plan to return to what the province has called “a slow and gradual return to a more normal life.”
–With files from The Canadian Press
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