(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 716 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Wednesday, March 24th.

There have been a total of 93,969 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 230
Fraser Health: 383
Island Health: 21
Interior Health: 38
Northern Health: 42

The number of active cases in BC increased from 5,409 to 5,573.

There are now a total of 303 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 85 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Three new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll at 1,441.

9,696 people are under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 86,857 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.

Outbreaks

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks.

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 26 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The number of active cases on the island increased by 5 cases to 222 remaining active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 98 (-2)│ Total Cases: 827 (+9)
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 107 (+9) │ Total Cases: 1,672 (+18)
  • North Vancouver Island Active cases: 17 (-2) │ Total Cases: 484 (0)

14 people remain in hospital with 2 in ICU.

There were no new deaths in the Island Health region.

28 people have died since the pandemic began.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 582,634 (+25,128) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 87,180 (+12) of which are second doses.

There have been 71 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province.

Of the total number of 1,581 confirmed variant cases, 148 cases are active and the remaining people have recovered.

Of the total, 1,397 cases were of the UK variant, 44 cases were of the South Africa variant, and 140 cases of the Brazil variant.

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At the time of this publication, 125,299,458 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,754,440 have died, and 101,157,243 have recovered.

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