BC health officials report 2,211 new COVID-19 cases since New Year's Eve

Jan 4 2021, 3:13 pm

British Columbia health officials announced on Monday there have been 2,211 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since New Year’s Eve, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 54,201.

During a press conference on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 565 cases reported from Thursday to Friday, 607 from Friday to Saturday, 500 from Saturday to Sunday, and 539 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 389 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,301 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 64 new cases in the Island Health region, 288 new cases in the Interior Health region, and 169 new cases in the Northern Health region.

There were also 45 more deaths during this time period over the weekend, bringing the total death toll to 946.

There are currently 6,823 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 8,785 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 351 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 76 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry said that 45,229 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.