BC health officials announce 569 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths

Mar 11 2021, 1:17 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 569 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 86,219.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by specific health region, this equates to 140 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 301 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 41 in the Island Health region, 26 in the Interior Health region, 60 in the Northern Health region, and one new case of a person who normally resides outside of Canada.

There are 4,912 active cases in the province, with 8,900 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 244 individuals are 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.

There have been three new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,397 deaths in British Columbia.

A total of 79,829 people who tested positive have recovered.

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