BC health officials report 1,475 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Jan 11 2021, 3:14 pm

BC health officials said on Monday that 1,475 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province since Friday, bringing the provincially recorded total to 58,107.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 538 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 507 from Saturday to Sunday, and 430 from Sunday to Monday.

Henry said that by specific health region, this equates to 287 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 736 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 59 in the Island Health region, 217 in the Interior Health region, 173 in the Northern Health region, and three new cases of people who normally reside outside of Canada.

There are 5,220 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 358 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 72 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Currently, 7,313 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and there have been 22 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,010 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 50,541 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered.