VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials reported 6,288 COVID-19 cases for a three-day period.
A news release Monday says the case numbers are "preliminary."
Officials say hospitalization, death and vaccination numbers related to COVID-19 will be given Wednesday.
They say there were 2,552 cases on Christmas Eve, 2,023 on Christmas Day and 1,713 on Boxing Day.
Health experts have said COVID-19 case numbers are likely to be higher than reported because several hospitals and sites have reached testing limits.
Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry had said testing sites across B.C. were seeing long lines and waits, and urged people not to get tested unless they needed to.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 27, 2021.
The Canadian Press