British Columbia health officials announced 429 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 68,366.
In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, this equates to 112 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 202 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 27 in the Island Health region, 51 in the Interior Health region, 35 in the Northern Health region, and two new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
There are 4,542 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 294 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 82 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
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Currently, 7,080 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
There have been eight new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,218 deaths in British Columbia.
A total of 61,129 individuals who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, 140,452 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC.
“We’re seeing an encouraging trend in our COVID-19 curve,” said Henry. “With everyone in BC following the restrictions we have in place and always using our layers of protection, we are not only starting to slow the spread in BC but are also better positioned to deal with the uncertainties of the new variants of concern.”