BC COVID-19 hospitalizations hit another high as 862 new cases reported

Apr 21 2021, 3:34 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 862 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 121,751.

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 200 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 557 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 25 in the Island Health region, 54 in the Interior Health region, and 26 in the Northern Health region.

There are 8,906 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 13,135 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 483 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 164 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been seven new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,546 deaths in British Columbia.

To date, 1,456,946 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 88,335 of which are second doses.

A total of 111,039 people who tested positive for the virus have now recovered.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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