BC health officials report 1,428 new COVID-19 cases, eight deaths since Friday

Feb 23 2021, 12:52 am

British Columbia health officials announced on Monday there have been 1,428 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 77,263.

In a written briefing, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 504 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 475 from Saturday to Sunday, and 449 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 358 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 805 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 99 in the Island Health region, 67 in the Interior Health region, and 99 in the Northern Health region

There were also eight new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,335 deaths in British Columbia.

There are 4,560 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 7,768 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. There are 28 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants of concern in our province, for a total of 101 cases and two cases of variants that are under investigation. Of the total number of cases, four are active and the remaining 97 have now recovered.

Of the active cases, 223 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 63 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry said that 71,313 individuals who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, To date, 218,726 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 55,057 of which are second doses.

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