Health officials announce 625 new cases of COVID-19 in BC

Jan 6 2021, 3:35 pm

BC health officials said on Wednesday that 625 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province, bringing the provincially recorded total to 55,254.

In a written briefing, BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that by specific health region, this equates to 178 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 305 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 28 in the Island Health region, 71 in the Interior Health region, 43 in the Northern Health region, and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 6,343 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 381 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 78 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Currently, 8,719 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and there have been eight new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 962 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 46,728 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered, and to date, 33,665 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in BC.