BC health officials announce 1,344 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths since Friday

Jan 25 2021, 11:16 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 1,344 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 64,828.

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 527 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 471 from Saturday to Sunday, and 346 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 314 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 618 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 73 new cases in the Island Health region, 234 new cases in the Interior Health region, 104 new cases in the Northern Health region, and one new case from a person who resides outside of Canada.

There were also 26 more deaths over the weekend.

There are currently 4,392 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 6,607 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 328 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 68 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry said that 57,831 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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