BC health officials announce 438 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

Mar 2 2021, 3:26 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 438 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 81,367.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said due to some challenges with the provincial data reporting system over the past seven days, an additional 254 cases have been added to the overall total.

However, she noted this doesn’t include the 438 cases announced on Tuesday, 137 of which are new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 249 in the Fraser Health region, 19 in the Island Health region, 16 in the Interior Health region, and 17 in the Northern Health region.

There were also two more deaths, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,365.

There are currently 4,679 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 8,445 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 243 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 63 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry said that 75,255 individuals who tested positive have now recovered, and 283,182 doses of the vaccine have been delivered, 86,537 of which are second doses.

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