No new COVID-19 deaths in BC as health officials announce 840 new cases

Mar 30 2021, 4:05 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 840 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 99,035.

In a joint written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that broken down by health region, this equates to 265 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 421 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 39 in the Island Health region, 67 in the Interior Health region, 46 in the Northern Health region, and two new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 7,062 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 11,164 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 312 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 78 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been no new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,455 deaths in British Columbia.

There have been 320 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in the province, for a total of 2,553 cases. Of the total cases, 313 are active and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 2,134 cases of the B117 (UK) variant, 49 cases of the B1351 (South Africa) variant, and 370 cases of the P1 (Brazil) variant.

A total of 90,401 people who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, 724,193 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 87,319 of which are second doses.

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