BC reports its biggest one-day COVID-19 case count ever with 1,013 new cases

Mar 31 2021, 4:55 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 1,013 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 100,048.

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 385 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 458 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 47 in the Island Health region, 64 in the Interior Health region, 60 in the Northern Health region, and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 7,405 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 11,468 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 301 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 80 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been three new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,458 deaths in British Columbia.

The province also noted that due to a “delay in sequencing analysis for variants of concern,” numbers for those new cases for the last 24 hours are unavailable.

To date, 756,080 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 87,351 of which are second doses, and a further 91,066 people who tested positive have recovered.

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