Province previously only counted people as being COVID-19 patients if the disease prompted them to go to hospital.
COVID-19 has ravaged accommodation providers' balance sheets
Canada and Australia last year were tied for 25th spot in the global passport index
Seven more deaths raise the province's pandemic death toll to 2,462
There have not been more COVID-19 patients in B.C. hospitals since April
The 469 COVID-19 patients in B.C. hospitals is the highest count since May 5
B.C. has not had this many hospitalized COVID-19 patients since November 5
Active infections have risen in each of the past 16 provincial data updates.
Active infections reach new record high of 31,817
Active infections in B.C. have hit record levels in each of the last six data updates