BC health officials announced 185 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 149,444.
In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 909 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
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Of the active cases, 47 individuals are currently hospitalized, 20 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
New and total active cases, broken down by health region, are as follows:
Fraser Health: 35 new cases, 208 total active cases
Vancouver Coastal Health: 26 new cases, 136 total active cases
Interior Health: 113 new cases, 503 total active cases
Northern Health: Two new cases, 16 total active cases
Island Health: Eight new cases, 41 total active cases
Outside of Canada: One new case, five total active cases
There have been three new COVID-19-related deaths in Vancouver Coastal Health, for a total of 1,771 deaths in British Columbia.
To date, 80.9% of all eligible people 12 and over have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 6,678,519 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC.
146,756 people who tested positive have now recovered.