BC health officials to provide written COVID-19 update on Wednesday

Feb 3 2021, 8:30 am

Health officials in British Columbia are scheduled to give a written COVID-19 update on Wednesday afternoon.

The announcement follows Tuesday’s update, which confirmed a total of 429 new test-positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 68,366.

There are currently 4,542 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 7,080 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 294 individuals are hospitalized with the virus, 82 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining test-positive individuals are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There were also eight new virus-related deaths, for a total of 1,218 deaths in BC.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonie Henry also addressed the “encouraging trend in our COVID-19 curve.”

“With everyone in BC following the restrictions we have in place and always using our layers of protection, we are not only starting to slow the spread in BC but are also better positioned to deal with the uncertainties of the new variants of concern.”

A total of 61,129 individuals who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, 140,452 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC.

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