BC health officials to give live COVID-19 update on Monday afternoon

Apr 12 2021, 8:49 am

Health officials in British Columbia will be providing a live update on COVID-19 cases and vaccinations on Monday afternoon — the first since Thursday of last week.

At 3 pm, a press conference will take place with Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

BC’s last case update took place on Friday afternoon, during which 1,262 new test-positive COVID-19 cases were announced, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 109,450.

There are 9,574 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 15,673 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 332 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 102 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There were two new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,495 deaths in British Columbia.

There are currently 4,111 cases of COVID-19 that are confirmed variants of concern in our province. Of the total cases, 105 are active and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 3,082 cases of the B.1.1.7 (UK) variant, 55 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 974 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.

A total of 98,336 people who tested positive have recovered, and to date, 1,025,019 of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 87,606 of which are second doses.

Over the past weekend, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) also announced that adults over the age of 18 in Whistler will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine starting this week. Immunizations will take place starting April 12 and residents will be required to provide proof of their permanent address in Whistler or employment in their community.

Today’s press conference can be streamed live on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

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