BC officials to provide update on province-wide COVID-19 restrictions

Jan 7 2021, 8:32 am

Health officials in British Columbia are scheduled to provide a live COVID-19 update on Thursday afternoon.

The announcement follows a total of 625 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 55,254.

There are currently 6,343 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Additionally, there are 381 individuals currently hospitalized with the virus, 78 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

A total of 8,719 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and there have been eight new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 962 deaths in BC.

To date, 33,665 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in the province.

Health officials are also expected to update BC’s current province-wide restrictions.

The measures, which include a ban on indoor and outdoor private gatherings, community events, travel, and variants of adult sports, first came into effect on November 19, 2020.

The restrictions were then extended in early December and are set to expire at midnight of January 8, 2021.

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