BC health officials report 446 new COVID-19 cases

Jan 12 2021, 4:31 pm

BC health officials said on Tuesday that 446 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total to 58,553.

In a written statement, BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that by specific health region, this equates to 96 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 223 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 14 in the Island Health region, 67 in the Interior Health region, and 46 in the Northern Health region.

There are 5,045 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 368 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 72 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Currently, 7,238 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and there have been nine new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,019 deaths in British Columbia.

There has been one new healthcare facility outbreak at Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital in Vancouver, the third hospital in the city to report an outbreak.

A total of 51,144 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered, and to date, 62,294 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital outbreak was the second in Vancouver. It is the third. 

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