BC tops 3,000 new COVID-19 cases in the province since Friday

Apr 12 2021, 3:26 pm

British Columbia health officials announced on Monday there have been 3,289 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 112,829.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 1,283 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 1,036 from Saturday to Sunday, and 970 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 740 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,957 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 167 in the Island Health region, 299 in the Interior Health region, and 125 in the Northern Health region.

There were also 18 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,513 deaths in British Columbia. Dr. Henry said that one of the deaths was historical.

There are 9,937 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 15,900 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A total of 101,216 people who tested positive have recovered.

Of the active cases, 368 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 121 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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