BC COVID-19 cases continue to fall as three-day count totals 1,236

Feb 8 2021, 3:17 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 1,236 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 70,952.

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 428 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 465 from Saturday to Sunday, and 343 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 266 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 601 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 86 new cases in the Island Health region, 152 new cases in the Interior Health region, and 131 new cases in the Northern Health region.

There were also 13 more deaths over the weekend, bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths in BC to 1,259.

There are currently 3,976 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 6,900 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 234 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 69 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry said that 65,605 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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