Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health (Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 446 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Tuesday, for a total of 58,553 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 96
  • Fraser Health: 223
  • Island Health: 14
  • Interior Health: 67
  • Northern Health: 46

The number of active cases in B.C. has decreased from 5,220 to 5,045.

There are now a total of 368 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 72 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Nine more people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,019.

7,238 people are in isolation, under active public health monitoring, after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 51,144 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


One new health-care facility outbreak has been reported at Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital.

In total, there are 49 assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings and 10 acute-care facilities with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks.

Outbreaks and other exposure events can be linked to from the BC Centre for Disease Control website.

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

Island Health

14 new cases were reported in the Island Health region on Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, there are 185 active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:

  • South Island: 35 | Total cases: 379
  • Central Island: 120 | Total cases: 484
  • North Island: 30 | Total cases: 247

One new death was reported in the Island Health region. 12 people are currently hospitalized, including one in an intensive care unit.

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

Island Health Jan. 12
(Island Health)


62,294 (+2,392) people have been inoculated against COVID-19 across B.C. with vaccinations from Pfizer and Moderna.

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, 91,970,298 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 1,968,311 have died, and 65,782,576 have recovered.

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