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Eight more COVID-19 deaths reported, one more health facility outbreak in B.C.

BY The Canadian Press, Mar 17, 2022 1:05 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

B.C.'s provincial health office, Dr. Bonnie Henry during a press conference in Victoria. (Photo - BC Govt.)

British Columbia is reporting another eight deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 2,953.

Hospitalization numbers continue to drop in the province, with 329 people in hospital Wednesday compared with 345 a day earlier while 51 people are in intensive care.

Surrey Memorial Hospital is reporting a new outbreak.

There are nine facilities with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, most of them in long-term care homes.

Nearly 91 per cent of eligible people aged 12 and up have had their second vaccine and 56.8 per cent of those have had a third dose.

Since December 2020, almost 11.5 million doses of vaccines have been administered in B.C.

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