BC health officials announce 456 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

Feb 24 2021, 11:16 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 456 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 78,278.

In a joint written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that broken down by health region, this equates to 108 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 259 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 35 in the Island Health region, 30 in the Interior Health region, 20 in the Northern Health region, and four new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 4,668 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 7,924 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 237 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 64 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 1,338 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 72,219 people who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, 230,875 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 62,608 of which are second doses.

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