British Columbia health officials announced on Monday there have been 2,491 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 126,249.
During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 881 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 847 from Saturday to Sunday, and 763 from Sunday to Monday.
Broken down by health region, this equates to 466 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 632 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 82 in the Island Health region, 206 in the Interior Health region, 104 in the Northern Health region, and one new case in a person who normally resides outside of Canada.
There were also 17 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,571 deaths in British Columbia. Of these deaths, said Henry, two were over the age of 90, seven were between 80 and 89, five were between 70 and 79, two were between 60 and 69, and one person was between 50 and 59.
Henry also confirmed that the death of an infant in the Interior Health region this past January was COVID-19 related, saying she announced the death today because the coroner’s investigation has just concluded.
“This is the youngest deaths we have had from COVID-19 in our province,” she said. Citing the privacy of the family, Henry said officials “won’t be adding any additional information.”
There are 8,199 active cases currently in the province, with 484 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 158 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
A total of 116,241 people who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, 1,635,372 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province, 89,035 of which are second doses.