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BC records 2,036 new COVID-19 cases in weekly report

Locally, Nelson had the highest report of case for the week of April 10-16, with 24 new COVID-19 cases. — BCCDC image

The BC Centre of Disease Control reported 2,036 new COVID-19 cases for this past week Thursday in release on its website.

The BCCDC now updates COVID-19 numbers every Thursday, instead of daily.

Interior Health recorded 599 new COVID-19 cases.

The BCCDC reported that there were 121 more people in hospital with COVID-19 compared to a week ago, with 27 recorded deaths from the disease.

As of Thursday, there were 485 people in hospital, including 38 in intensive care according to the BCCDC COVID-19 dashboard, which is an increase of only two from the past week.

Locally, Nelson had the highest report of case for the week of April 10-16, with 24 new COVID-19 cases.

Trail reported 19 while Cranbrook registered the most in the East Kootenay.

Castlegar had two cases while Grand Forks reported one while Kettle Valley, Arrow Lakes and Kootenay Lake had reported no new COVID-19 cases.