BC health officials said on Friday that 445 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed, bringing the provincially recorded total to 72,750.
During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that by specific health region, this equates to 135 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 218 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 15 in the Island Health region, 44 in the Interior Health region, 30 in the Northern Health region, and three cases in people who normally reside outside Canada.
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There are 4,347 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 226 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 61 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. A total of 46 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 variants have also been detected: 29 of the UK variant, and and 17 of the South African variant.
Currently, 7,035 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and there have been 10 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,288 deaths in British Columbia.
A total of 67,008 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered, and to date, 162,982 doses of vaccine have been administered, 17,562 of which are second doses.