BC health officials announce 832 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths

Apr 1 2021, 3:14 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 832 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 100,880.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by specific health region, this equates to 310 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 388 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 53 in the Island Health region, 42 in the Interior Health region, and 39 in the Northern Health region.

There are 7,571 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 11,608 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 91,732 people who tested positive have recovered.

Currently, 296 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 79 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been six new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,463 deaths in British Columbia.

There have been 90 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in the province, for a total of 2,643 cases. Of the total cases, 192 are active and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 2,214 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant, 50 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 379 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.

A further 91,732 people who tested positive have recovered, and to date, 787,549 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 87,394 of which are second doses.

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