BC health officials announce 849 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

Apr 20 2021, 4:18 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 849 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 120,889.

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 247 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 474 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 29 in the Island Health region, 67 in the Interior Health region, 31 in the Northern Health region, and one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada.

There are 9,145 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 13,679 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 456 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 148 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There has been one new COVID-19-related death, for a total of 1,539 deaths in British Columbia.

There are currently 6,179 cases of COVID-19 that are confirmed variants of concern in the province. Of the total cases, 163 are active, and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 4,041 cases of the B.1.1.7 (UK) variant, 76 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 2,062 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.

To date, 1,414,644 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 88,263 of which are second doses.

A total of 109,973 people who tested positive for the virus have now recovered.

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