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The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 1,478 new cases of COVID-19 across the province over three day period on Monday March 1st, for a total of 80,672 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 327
Fraser Health: 857
Island Health: 88
Interior Health: 92
Northern Health: 114

The number of active cases in B.C. decreased from 4,665 to 4,464.

There are now a total of 236 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 65 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Eight new people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,363.

8,210 people are under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 74,776 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


There have been four new health-care facility outbreaks at Glacier View Lodge (Island Health), Chilliwack General Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital.

The outbreaks at St. Paul’s Hospital, CareLife Fleetwood, George Derby Centre, Eden Gardens, Wexford Creek and Noric House are now over.

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 88 new COVID-19 cases today.

There are 303 active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:

  • South Island: 44 (+9)  | Total cases: 619 (+14)
  • Central Island: 188 (+27)| Total cases: 1,380 (+53)
  • North Island: 71 (+7) | Total cases: 392 (+21)

One new death was reported in the Island Health region. There are a total of 26 deaths to date.

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

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 275,681 (+23,308) people in B.C. have received a COVID-19 vaccine.  83,777 (+9,969) of those people have received their second dose.

There have been 42 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants.

Of the total number of 158 confirmed variant cases, 10 cases are active and the remaining people have recovered.

Of the total, 137 cases were of the UK variant and 21 cases were of the South Africa variant.

The two cases of a Nigerian variants were not reported.

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At the time of this publication, 114,959,819 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,548,907 have died, and 90,651,118 have recovered.

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