The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 414 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Wednesday, for a total of 68,780 cases since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 108
- Fraser Health: 182
- Island Health: 26
- Interior Health: 63
- Northern Health: 34
- Residents outside Canada: 1
The number of active cases in B.C. decreased from 4,542 to 4,426.
There are now a total of 278 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 80 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
16 more people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,234.
7,049 people are in isolation, under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.
A total of 61,643 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.
One new health-care facility outbreak was reported at Burnaby Hospital.
A full investigation by public health teams at Garibaldi High school found one confirmed case of the UK variant.
This individual has since recovered and this is no longer an exposure risk.
During the investigation, 81 students and eight educators were also tested and all were negative.
In total, there are 24 assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings and nine 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.
26 new cases were reported in Island Health on Wednesday.
There are 228 active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:
- South Island: 54 | Total cases: 479
- Central Island: 167 | Total cases: 950
- North Island: 7 | Total cases: 282
One new death was reported in the Island Health region, with a total of 20 deaths to date.
15 people are currently hospitalized in the Island Health region, including five people in intensive care units.
Island Health’s chart below shows the region’s COVID-19 curve over the course of the pandemic.
To date, 142,146 people in B.C. have received a COVID-19 vaccine. 6,417 of those people have received their second dose.
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, 104,866,737 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,276,009 have died, and 76,601,248 have recovered.