BC health officials report 1,462 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths since Friday

Mar 8 2021, 3:21 pm

British Columbia health officials announced on Monday there have been 1,462 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 84,569.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 545 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 532 from Saturday to Sunday, and 385 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 407 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 802 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 72 in the Island Health region, 79 in the Interior Health region, and 102 in the Northern Health region.

There were also 11 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,391 deaths in British Columbia.

There are 4,854 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 8,723 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A total of 78,237 people who tested positive have recovered.

Of the active cases, 240 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 66 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There are 144 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants of concern in the province, for a total of 394 cases. Of these, 87 are active and the remaining cases have recovered.

To date, 333,327 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 86,295 of which are second doses.

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