(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 519 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Wednesday, for a total of 59,072 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 117
  • Fraser Health: 235
  • Island Health: 34
  • Interior Health: 84
  • Northern Health: 45

The number of active cases in B.C. decreased from 5,045 to 4,810.

There are now a total of 360 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 76 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

12 more people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,031.

7,260 people are in isolation and under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 51,893 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


There is one new health-care facility outbreak at Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

More COVID-19 coverage from Victoria Buzz, including local exposures and outbreaks.

Island Health

34 new cases were reported in the Island Health region on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, there are 197 active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:

  • South Island: 39 | Total cases: 385
  • Central Island: 130 | Total cases: 549
  • North Island: 27 | Total cases: 248

One new death was reported in the Island Health region. 13 people are currently hospitalized, including two people in intensive care units.

Island Health’s chart below shows the region’s COVID-19 curve over the course of the pandemic.

Island Health Jan. 13
(Island Health)


To date, 63,430 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in B.C.

Government agencies have set up a number of websites for British Columbians who need more information on COVID-19. Some links include:

At the time of this publication, 92,730,125 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 1,985,099 have died, and 66,275,615 have recovered.

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