BC health officials report 1,533 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths since Friday

Feb 16 2021, 3:17 pm

British Columbia health officials announced on Tuesday there have been 1,533 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 74,283.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 452 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 431 from Saturday to Sunday, 348 from Sunday to Monday, and 302 from Monday to Tuesday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 392 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 856 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 58 new cases in the Island Health region, 92 new cases in the Interior Health region, and 135 new cases in the Northern Health region.

There were also 26 more deaths over the weekend, bringing the virus-related death toll to 1,314.

There are currently 4,189 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 7,136 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 231 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 74 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry said that 68,705 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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