BC health officials report 1,506 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths since Friday

Mar 15 2021, 3:17 pm

British Columbia health officials announced on Monday there have been 1,506 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 88,373.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 555 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 491 from Saturday to Sunday, and 460 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 382 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 840 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 75 in the Island Health region, 80 in the Interior Health region, and 129 in the Northern Health region.

There were also 10 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,407 deaths in British Columbia.

There are 4,987 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with over 9,000 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A total of 81,890 people who tested positive have recovered.

Of the active cases, 269 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 76 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There are 163 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants of concern in the province, for a total of 880 cases. Of these, 195 are active and the remaining cases have recovered.

A total of 409,103 vaccines have now been administered in BC, 87,059 of which are second doses.

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