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BC health officials report 2,086 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 26th


The BC Ministry of Health reported 2,086 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 26th.

There have been 316,873 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

However, health officials note the numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 464
  • Fraser Health: 780
  • Island Health: 219
  • Interior Health: 455
  • Northern Health: 168
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are currently 30,058 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

282,189 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 949 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 136 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

21 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 2,575. Five of the new deaths were in the Island Health region, with six from Coastal Health and 10 from Fraser Health.

Island Health

Island Health has confirmed that they have discontinued updating their dashboard, which contained breakdowns of active cases by region on Vancouver Island.


There have been five new healthcare facility outbreaks in the province at Cascade Lodge, Mountain View Manor, Queen’s Park Care Centre, Royal City Manor (Fraser Health) and Victoria General Hospital (Island Health).

SEE ALSO: Another COVID-19 outbreak declared at Victoria General Hospital

The outbreaks at MSA Manor, Evergreen Baptist Care Society, New Vista Care Centre (Fraser Health), Brocklehurst Gemstone (Interior Health), Sidney All Care, Luther Court and Sidney Care Home (Island Health) have been declared over.

There are a total of 61 ongoing healthcare outbreaks in the province.

There are currently 24 healthcare outbreaks in the Island Health region.


As of Wednesday, January 26th:

  • 10,551,666 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC
  • 92.6% of eligible people 12 and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 89.9% have received their second dose.
  • 93.0% of all eligible adults in BC have received their first dose, and 90.4% have received their second dose.

You can view the worldwide stats here.

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