British Columbia health officials announced 414 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 68,780.
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, 182 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 26 in the Island Health region, 63 in the Interior Health region, 34 in the Northern Health region, and one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada.
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There are 4,426 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 278 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 80 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Currently, 7,049 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
There have been 16 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,234 deaths in British Columbia.
A total of 61,643 people who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, 142,146 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC – 6,417 of which are second doses.