The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 508 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Friday, February 19th, for a total of 75,835 cases since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
Vancouver Coastal Health: 116
Fraser Health: 286
Island Health: 22
Interior Health: 59
Northern Health: 25
The number of active cases in B.C. increased from 4,348 to 4,486.
There are now a total of 217 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 61 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 1,327.
Over 7,699 people are in isolation, under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.
A total of 69,970 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.
There is one new health facility outbreak reported.
There are 13 active outbreaks in long-term facilities and six in acute-care facilities.
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 19 new cases on the Island as of Tuesday.
There are 159 active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:
- South Island: 43| Total cases: 574
- Central Island: 96 | Total cases: 1,172
- North Island: 20 | Total cases: 310
No new deaths were reported in the Island Health region. There is a total of 23 deaths to date.
18 people are currently hospitalized in the Island Health region, including seven people in intensive care units.
Vaccinations and Variants
To date, 192,942 (+12,251) people in B.C. have received a COVID-19 vaccine. 36,923 (+6,971) of those people have received their second dose.
There are 72 confirmed variant cases.
52 cases of the UK variant, 20 cases of the South Africa variant in BC 1.
The one case of a Nigerian variant recorded in BC was not acknowledged.
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, 111,188,531 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,461,266 have died, and 86,012,587 have recovered.