The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 1,428 new cases of COVID-19 across the province for the three day period of Saturday, February 20th to Monday, February 22nd, for a total of 77,263 cases since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
Vancouver Coastal Health: 358
Fraser Health: 805
Island Health: 99
Interior Health: 67
Northern Health: 99
The number of active cases in B.C. increased from 4,486 to 4,560.
There are now a total of 223 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 66 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
8 more people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,335.
7,768 people are in isolation, under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.
A total of 71,313 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.
There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks at Vancouver General Hospital and Kelowna General Hospital.
The outbreaks at Royal Inland Hospital, Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Eagle Ridge Manor and Carrington Place Retirement Residence are over.
There is also a community outbreak Grand River Foods.
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.
There are 101 new cases on the Island as of Monday.
There are 213 active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:
- South Island: 38 | Total cases: 587
- Central Island: 133 | Total cases: 1,238
- North Island: 42 | Total cases: 332
One new death was reported in the Island Health region. There is a total of 24 deaths to date.
16 people are currently hospitalized in the Island Health region, including six people in intensive care units.
Vaccinations and Variants
To date, 218,726 (+25,784) people in B.C. have received a COVID-19 vaccine. 55,057 (+18,134) of those people have received their second dose.
There are 28 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants in our province
There are a total of 101 cases and two cases of variants that are under investigation.
Of the total number of cases, four are active and the remaining 97 have now recovered.
81 cases of the UK variant, 20 cases of the South Africa variant, and two cases of a Nigerian variant recorded in BC.
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, 112,221,526 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,483,899 have died, and 87,658,109 have recovered.