BC health officials announce 471 new COVID-19 cases

Feb 5 2021, 3:27 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 471 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 69,716.

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, 208 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 28 in the Island Health region, 56 in the Interior Health region, and 71 in the Northern Health region.

There are 4,423 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 253 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 70 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Currently, 6,886 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

There have been six new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,246 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 62,567 people who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, 149,564 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 10,366 of which are second doses.

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