Dr. Bonnie Henry
(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Province of British Columbia, Flickr)

The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 429 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Tuesday, for a total of 68,366 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 112
  • Fraser Health: 202
  • Island Health: 27
  • Interior Health: 51
  • Northern Health: 35
  • Residents outside Canada: 2

The number of active cases in B.C. increased from 4,134 to 4,542.

There are now a total of 294 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 82 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Eight more people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,218.

7,080 people are in isolation, under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 61,129 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.

Outbreaks

One new outbreak was reported at CareLife Fleetwood Surrey. The outbreak at Heritage Retirement Residence is now over.

In total, there are 24 assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings and eight acute-care facilities with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks.

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


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Island Health

27 new cases were reported in Island Health on Tuesday.

There are 239 active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:

  • South Island: 55 | Total cases: 473
  • Central Island: 175 | Total cases: 932
  • North Island: 9 | Total cases: 282

No new deaths were reported in the Island Health region, with a total of 19 deaths to date.

17 people are currently hospitalized in the Island Health region, including six people in intensive care units.

Island Health’s chart below shows the region’s COVID-19 curve over the course of the pandemic.

Island Health Feb 2
(Island Health)

Vaccinations

To date, 140,452 people in B.C. have received a COVID-19 vaccine. 5,097 of those people have received their second dose.

Dr. Bonnie Henry said the province seen an encouraging trend in the B.C.’s COVID curve.

“We are not only starting to slow the spread in B.C. but are also better positioned to deal with the uncertainties of the new variants of concern,” she said in a statement.

“Fewer cases is a welcome sign for all of us and makes it all the more important to keep going with the fundamentals of staying local, staying small and staying safe right now.”

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, 104,368,737 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,261,923 have died, and 76,220,364 have recovered.

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