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The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 395 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Thursday, February 25th, for a total of 78,673 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 86
Fraser Health: 207
Island Health: 37
Interior Health: 24
Northern Health: 41

The number of active cases in B.C. decreased from 4,668 to 4,489.

There are now a total of 228 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 62 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Ten new people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,348.

7,931 people are under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 79,031 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.

Outbreaks

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak.

There are 13 active outbreaks in long-term facilities and five in acute-care facilities.

The outbreak at Burnaby Hospital is now over.

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


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Island Health

Island Health is reporting 41 new COVID-19 cases today.

There are 257 (+12) active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:

  • South Island: 42 (+3) | Total cases: 606 (+8)
  • Central Island: 156 (+6) | Total cases: 1,306 (+24)
  • North Island: 59 (+3) | Total cases: 359 (+9)

No new deaths were 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 five people in intensive care units.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 239,833 (+8,958) people in B.C. have received a COVID-19 vaccine. 68,157 (+5,549) of those people have received their second dose.

There are 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants in our province.

There are a total of 116 cases and two cases of variants that are under investigation.

Of the total number of cases, nine are active and the remaining 107 have now recovered.

97 cases of the UK variant, 21 cases of the South Africa variant, and two cases of a Nigerian variant recorded in BC.

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At the time of this publication, 113,401,865 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,514,929 have died, and 89,013,915 have recovered.

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