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

The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 569 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Thursday March 11th, for a total of 86,219 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 140
Fraser Health: 301
Island Health: 41
Interior Health: 26
Northern Health: 60

The number of active cases in B.C. increased from 4,861 to 4,912.

There are now a total of 244 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 68 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Three new people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,397.

8,900 people are under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 79,829 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


There has been one new health-care facility outbreak.

There are nine 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 42 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The number of active cases on the island increased by 17 cases to 219 remaining active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island: Active cases: 65 (+17) Total Cases: 687 (+20)
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 112 (+2) Total Cases: 1,507 (+16)
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 42 (-2) Total Cases: 447 (+6)

7 people remain in hospital with 1 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, 366,791 (+11,451) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 87,009 (+49) of which are second doses

There have been 11 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province.

Of the total number of 638 confirmed variant cases, 89 cases are active and the remaining people have recovered.

Of the total, 588 cases were of the UK variant, 36 cases were of the South Africa variant, and 14 cases of the Brazil variant.

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At the time of this publication, 118,961,885 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,637,403 have died, and 94,531,397 have recovered.

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