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BC health officials report 72 new cases on Vancouver Island from Friday, March 5th to Monday, March 8th

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The BC Ministry of Health reported 1,462 new cases of COVID-19 across the province for a three day period between Friday, March 5th to Monday March 8th.

There have been a total of 84,569 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 407
Fraser Health: 802
Island Health: 72
Interior Health: 79
Northern Health: 102

The number of active cases in B.C. decreased from 4,901 to 4,854.

There are now a total of 240 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 66 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Eleven new people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,391.

8,723 people are under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 78,237 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.

Outbreaks

There has been one new health care outbreak at Cottonwoods Care Centre.

Outbreaks at Royal City Manor and SFU Childcare Society have been declared over.

There are ten active outbreaks in long-term facilities and eight 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.


Island Health

Island Health is reporting 24 new COVID-19 cases today, March 8th.

There are 231 active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:

  • South Island: 48 (-7)  | Total cases: 661 (+7)
  • Central Island: 130 (-9)| Total cases: 1,478 (+43)
  • North Island: 53 (-9) | Total cases: 433(+21)

One new death was reported in the Island Health region. There are a total of 28 deaths to date.

14 people are currently hospitalized in the Island Health region, including one person in intensive care units.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 333,327 (+22,119) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 86,865 (+60) of which are second doses.

There have been 144 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province.

Of the total number of 394 confirmed variant cases, 87 cases are active and the remaining people have recovered.

Of the total, 363 cases were of the UK variant and 31 cases were of the South Africa variant.

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At the time of this publication, 117,723,527 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,611,129 have died, and 93,362,684 have recovered.

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