BC health officials report 1,158 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths since Friday

Feb 1 2021, 3:14 pm

BC health officials said on Monday that 1,158 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the province since Friday, bringing the provincially recorded total to 67,937.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 408 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 473 from Saturday to Sunday, and 277 from Sunday to Monday.

Henry said that by specific health region, this equates to 295 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 493 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 78 in the Island Health region, 194 in the Interior Health region, and 98 in the Northern Health region.

There are 4,134 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 289 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 79 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Currently, 7,242 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and there have been 21 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,210 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 61,117 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered.

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