Health officials in British Columbia are scheduled to give a written COVID-19 update on Thursday afternoon.
On Wednesday, a total of 469 new test-positive coronavirus cases were announced, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 71,856.
There are 4,305 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 203 individuals currently hospitalized with the virus, 66 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Currently, 6,820 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
There have been six new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,269 deaths in British Columbia.
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Health authorities also reported that transmission in one of BC’s biggest COVID-19 hotspots appears to be slowing down.
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) says that based on epidemiological data, Whistler is “reporting decreased community COVID-19 transmission” compared to previous weeks.
Between February 2 and 8, 43 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Whistler as well as an additional 24 older cases that had earlier symptom onset dates. A total of 614 known coronavirus cases have been identified in Whistler since January 1.
The majority of cases continue to be among young adults, with “transmission occurring predominantly in household settings.”
A total of 66,167 people who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, 155,797 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 14,316 of which are second doses.