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

Jan 13 2021, 8:25 am

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

The announcement follows 446 new coronavirus cases confirmed in the province on Tuesday, bringing the provincially recorded total to 58,553.

There are currently 5,045 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Additionally, there are 368 individuals currently hospitalized with the virus, 72 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

A reported 7,238 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and there have been nine new virus-related deaths. To date, there have been 1,019 deaths in BC.

A total of 51,144 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered, and to date, 62,294 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia.

On Monday, Interior Health also announced an additional 19 COVID-19 cases related to the ongoing cluster at Big White Mountain.

The outbreak was first declared in mid-December, caused by what health officials describe as transmission from “social activity in homes and accommodations.”

The health authority says that a total of 162 COVID-19 cases have been identified as part of the cluster. Of those, 107 reside on Big White Mountain.

There are 29 active cases that are currently isolating and 133 individuals who have since recovered.

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