British Columbia health officials announced 435 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 71,387.
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 107 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 221 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 23 in the Island Health region, 47 in the Interior Health region, and 37 in the Northern Health region.
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There are 4,393 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 241 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 68 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Currently, 6,879 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
There have been four new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,263 deaths in British Columbia.
A total of 65,618 people who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, 155,585 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 12,802 of which are second doses.
“We are making progress in our efforts to push back on the COVID-19 virus and get to the days of fewer restrictions in our province,” the statement said. “Fewer cases, outbreaks or unchecked transmission is what we need to give us all a clear path forward. Let’s support each other today, this weekend and the next to help make that happen.”