BC reports second-highest one-day COVID-19 case numbers since start of pandemic

Apr 6 2021, 3:18 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 1,068 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 105,988.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by specific health region, this equates to 352 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 492 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 73 in the Island Health region, 106 in the Interior Health region, 43 in the Northern Health region, and two new cases in people who normally reside outside of Canada.

There are 8,671 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 14,118 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 328 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 96 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been three new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,489 deaths in British Columbia.

There have been 207 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in the province, for a total of 3,766 cases. Of the total cases, 266 are active and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 2,838 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant, 51 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 877 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.

To date, 95,691 people who tested positive have recovered, and 912,056 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 87,474 of which are second doses.

The number of recorded cases in BC is the second-highest recorded in the province, after BC set a new one-day record last week, with 1,072 cases recorded between Thursday and Friday.

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