BC smashes single-day COVID-19 record with 1,293 new cases reported

Apr 8 2021, 2:16 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 1,293 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 108,278.

In a press conference on Thursday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, this equates to 448 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 645 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 69 in the Island Health region, 80 in the Interior Health region, 51 in the Northern Health region.

There are 9,184 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 15,230 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 336 individuals are currently hospitalized, 101 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been two new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,493 deaths in British Columbia.

There are currently 3,776 confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in the province. This data will be updated once whole genome sequencing has been completed. Of the total cases, 104 are active and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 2,842 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant, 51 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 883 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.

To date,97,462 people who tested positive have recovered, and 985,001 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 87,564 of which are second doses.

Prior to today, the highest one-day case count in BC was 1,072, reported over the Easter weekend.

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