BC health officials report 2,518 new COVID-19 cases, six more deaths since Friday

Mar 29 2021, 1:25 pm

British Columbia health officials announced on Monday there have been 2,518 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 98,165.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 936 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 805 from Saturday to Sunday, and 774 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 816 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,280 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 142 in the Island Health region, 156 in the Interior Health region, 121 in the Northern Health region, and three new people who normally reside outside of Canada.

There were also six new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,455 deaths in British Columbia.

Of the active cases, 299 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 79 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

A total of 89,722 people who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, 699,092 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 87,289 of which are second doses.

There are 321 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants of concern in the province, for a total of 2,233 cases, as well. Of the total cases, 413 are active and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 1,915 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant, 48 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 270 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.

Of the variant cases, 413 are active and the remaining cases have recovered.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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