The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 485 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Wednesday, for a total of 51,411 cases since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 113
- Fraser Health: 211
- Island Health: 16
- Interior Health: 57
- Northern Health: 87
The number of active cases in B.C. has dropped from 7,580 to 7,551.
There are now a total of 379 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 77 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
11 more people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 893.
9,320 people are in isolation, under active public health monitoring, after exposure to COVID-19.
A total of 41,681 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.
More COVID-19 coverage from Victoria Buzz, including local exposures and outbreaks.
16 new cases were reported in the Island Health region on Wednesday.
There are now 79 active cases remaining on the Island. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:
- South Island: 42 | Total cases: 319
- Central Island: 17 | Total cases: 393
- North Island: 20 | Total cases: 205
No new deaths were reported in the Island Health region. Eight people are currently hospitalized, including two in intensive care units.
Island Health’s chart below shows the region’s COVID-19 curve over the course of the pandemic.
14,027 people have been inoculated against COVID-19 across B.C.
Dr. Bonnie Henry said on Wednesday that seven different companies, including Pfizer and Moderna, are contracted with Canada to provide vaccines.
She said that as more options become available, health officials will move to add them to the country’s supply in order to meet the goal of having the country fully vaccinated by fall 2021.
Government agencies have set up a number of websites for British Columbians who need more information on COVID-19. Some links include:
- Details on the latest provincial restrictions
- BCCDC information on how to get tested
- Support for mental health and wellbeing
At the time of this publication, 83,015,489 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 1,810,429 have died, and 58,818,459 have recovered.