109 new cases, 1 new death as British Columbia heads to first weekend of easing restrictions – .

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109 new cases, 1 new death as British Columbia heads to first weekend of easing restrictions – .


British Columbia reported 109 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death on Friday, as the province enters its first weekend with relaxed health restrictions.

It lowered the seven-day average of new cases to 104, a level not seen since early September.

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Of the new cases, 13 were in Vancouver Coastal Health Region, 65 in Fraser Health Region, 26 in Interior Health Region and five in Northern Health Region.

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There were 128 people hospitalized with the disease, 48 of whom were in critical or intensive care.

More than 3,472,780 British Columbians – about 67.4% of the province’s population – have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Among them, 823,371 people, or nearly 16% of the population, received two doses.

British Columbia has reported a total of 146,903 cases since the start of the pandemic and 1,740 deaths.

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