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The BC Ministry of Health reported 1,506 new cases of COVID-19 across the province for a three-day period between Friday, March 12th to Monday, March 15th.

There have been a total of 88,373 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 382
Fraser Health: 840
Island Health: 75
Interior Health: 80
Northern Health: 129

The number of active cases in B.C. decreased from 5,070 to 4,987.

There are now a total of 269 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 76 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Ten new people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,407.

9,000+ people are under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 81,890 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


There has been one new health-care facility outbreak and one new community outbreak.

Currently, there are six 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 reported 73 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The number of active cases on the island decreased by 13 cases to 216 remaining active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island: Active cases: 74 (-3)│ Total Cases: 727 (+22)
  • Central Vancouver Island: Active cases: 100 (-9)│ Total Cases: 1,555 (+37)
  • North Vancouver Island: Active cases: 42 (0)│ Total Cases: 465 (+14)

13 people remain in hospital with 2 in ICU.

There were no new deaths in the Island Health region. 28 people have succumbed since the pandemic began.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 409,103 (+28,360) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 87,059 (+35) of which are second doses.

There have been 163 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province.

Of the total number of 880 confirmed variant cases, 195 cases are active and the remaining people have recovered.

Of the total, 818 cases were of the UK variant, 41 cases were of the South Africa variant, and 21 cases of the Brazil variant.

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At the time of this publication, 120,674,658 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,650,517 have died, and 96,235,468 have recovered.

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