British Columbia health officials announced 469 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 71,856.
In a joint written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that broken down by health region, this equates to 100 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 243 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 25 in the Island Health region, 46 in the Interior Health region, 53 in the Northern Health region, and two involving people who reside outside of Canada.
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There are 4,305 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 230 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 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.
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.
“The risks from COVID-19 remain high for all of us, especially with the variants of concern, which is why staying in our local community and avoiding any unnecessary travel is so important right now,” noted Dix and Henry.
“This weekend is the weekend to stay home – to show your family and friends you care by not giving COVID-19 the opportunity to spread.”