BC health officials report 1,478 new COVID-19 cases, eight deaths since Friday

Mar 2 2021, 12:36 am

British Columbia health officials announced on Monday there have been 1,478 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 80,672.

In a written briefing, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 532 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 508 from Saturday to Sunday, and 438 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 327 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 857 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 88 in the Island Health region, 92 in the Interior Health region, and 114 in the Northern Health region

There were also eight new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,363 deaths in British Columbia.

There are 4,464 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 8,210 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A total of 74,776 people who tested positive have recovered.

Of the active cases, 236 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 65 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There are 42 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants of concern in our province, for a total of 158 cases. Of these, 10 are active and the remaining cases have recovered.

To date, 275,681 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 83,777 of which are second doses.

On Monday morning, provincial health officials announced the details for Phase 2 of BC’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, explaining how it will be rolled out to British Columbians over the coming weeks and months.

More than 400,000 British Columbians are expected to be vaccinated over the month of March and early April. BC’s first age cohort of the general public is expected to be vaccinated starting in mid-March, with registration for some residents starting next week.

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