A total of 619 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in BC as of Wednesday afternoon, bringing the provincially recorded total to 39,337.
During a live update, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health authority, this equates to 121 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 384 cases in Fraser Health, 5 cases on Vancouver Island, 81 cases in Interior Health, and 27 cases in Northern Health, and one new case in someone who resides outside of Canada.
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There are 338 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 75 of whom are in intensive care. Health officials also announced 16 new COVID-19 deaths, for a total of 559 virus-related fatalities.
There are currently 9,329 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 11,526 under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.