BC health officials said on Thursday that 395 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total to 78,673.
During a press conference, BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that by specific health region, this equates to 86 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 207 in the Fraser Health region, 37 in the Island Health region, 24 in the Interior Health region, 41 in the Northern Health region, and one person who normally resides outside of Canada.
There are 4,489 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 228 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 62 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
There have been 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in BC, for a total of 116 cases. Of the total cases, nine cases are active and the remaining people have recovered.
Currently, 7,931 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
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There have been 10 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,348 deaths in British Columbia.
A total of 72,781 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered, and to date, 239,883 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 68,157 of which are second doses.