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The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 456 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Wednesday, February 24th, for a total of 78,278 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 108
Fraser Health: 259
Island Health: 35
Interior Health: 30
Northern Health: 20

The number of active cases in B.C. decreased from 4,677 to 4,668.

There are now a total of 237 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 64 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Two new people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,338.

Over 7,881 people are in isolation, under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 71,753 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks.

There are 12 active outbreaks in long-term facilities and five in acute-care facilities.

The outbreak at Creekside Landing (Interior Health) is now over.

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

Island Health is reporting 36 new COVID-19 cases today.

There are 245 active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:

  • South Island: 39 (-1) | Total cases: 598 (+4)
  • Central Island: 150 (+10) | Total cases: 1,282 (+25)
  • North Island: 56 (+4) | Total cases: 350 (+7)

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, 230,875 (+6,521) people in B.C. have received a COVID-19 vaccine. 62,608 (+3,712) 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.

No update on numbers was given on variants from the Province today.

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At the time of this publication, 113,051,293 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,505,969 have died, and 88,649,189 have recovered.

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