BC health officials report 1,785 new COVID-19 cases, 16 more deaths since Friday

Mar 22 2021, 3:19 pm

British Columbia health officials announced on Monday there have been 1,785 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 92,571.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 556 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 598 from Saturday to Sunday, and 631 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 469 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,o10 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 89 in the Island Health region, 84 in the Interior Health region, and 133 in the Northern Health region.

There were also 16 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,437 deaths in British Columbia. Dr. Henry said that one of the deaths was historical.

There are 5,290 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 9,330 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A total of 85,346 people who tested positive have recovered.

Of the active cases, 303 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 80 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There are 166 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants of concern in the province, for a total of 1,366 cases. Of these, 237 are active and the remaining cases have recovered.

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