The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 469 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Wednesday, for a total of 71,856 cases since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 100
- Fraser Health: 243
- Island Health: 25
- Interior Health: 46
- Northern Health: 53
- Residents outside of Canada: 2
The number of active cases in B.C. decreased from 4,393 to 4,305.
There are now a total of 230 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 66 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
6 more people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,269.
6,820 people are in isolation, under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.
A total of 66,167 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.
There was one new health facility outbreak reported in B.C. on Wednesday, at Carrington Place Retirement Residence.
The outbreak at Minoru Residence was declared over.
In total, there are 19 assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings and eight 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.
25 new cases were reported in Island Health on Wednesday.
There are 230 active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:
- South Island: 62 | Total cases: 533
- Central Island: 157 | Total cases: 1,079
- North Island: 11 | Total cases: 290
No new deaths were reported in the Island Health region, with a total of 20 deaths to date.
21 people are currently hospitalized in the Island Health region, including eight people in intensive care units.
Island Health’s chart below shows the region’s COVID-19 curve over the course of the pandemic.
Vaccinations and Variants
To date, 157,797 people in B.C. have received a COVID-19 vaccine. 14,316 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, 107,811,464 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,362,518 have died, and 79,795,001 have recovered.