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The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 1,533 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Tuesday for the period of February 12th to February 16th for a total of 74,283 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 392
Fraser Health: 856
Island Health: 58
Interior Health: 92
Northern Health: 135

The number of active cases in B.C. decreased from 4,347 to 4,189

There are now a total of 231 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 74 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

26 more people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,314.

Over 7,136 people are in isolation, under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 68,705 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


Three new health facility outbreaks were reported.

In total, there are 15 assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings and six acute-care facilities with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks.

Two new community outbreaks in Timothy Christian School in Chilliwack and SFU Childcare Society.

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

There are 67 new cases on the Island as of Tuesday.

There are 151 (-51) active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:

  • South Island: 47 | Total cases: 564
  • Central Island: 95 | Total cases: 1,137
  • North Island: 9 | Total cases: 296

2 new deaths were reported in the Island Health region, with a total of 22 deaths to date.

16 people are currently hospitalized in the Island Health region, including seven people in intensive care units.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 171,755 (+8,773) people in B.C. have received a COVID-19 vaccine. 22,914 (+5352) of those people have received their second dose.

There are now 60 confirmed variant cases.

40 cases of the UK variant, 19 cases of the South Africa variant in BC 1 and one case 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:

At the time of this publication, 109,994,205 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,427,493 have died, and 84,784,988 have recovered.

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