Victoria, BC (WNews) – There have been 445 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, including 6 epi-liked cases for a total of 72,750 cases in BC to date.
There are 4,347 active cases. 226 people are hospitalized, 61 of whom are in ICU. 7,035 people are being actively monitored in self-isolation.
There have been sadly 10 new deaths for a total of 1,288 COVID-19 related deaths in BC. There are still predominately linked to LTC even though vaccinations are happening. There have been 1,288 deaths in BC due to COVID.
Dr. Henry says there is not high levels of transmission of the variants in the community. Says there has been a single case of a variant linked to travel to Nigeria. Dr. Henry says they don’t know the effects of the variant.
There have been 46 cases of the COVID-19 variants of concern identified in BC. 29 cases of the variant originally found in the UK and 17 of the variant originally found in South Africa.
New cases by region:
Vancouver Coastal Health – 135
Fraser Health – 218
Vancouver Island – 15
Interior Health – 44
Northern Health – 30
People who reside outside Canada – 3
So far 162,982 people have been vaccinated in BC with a COVID-19 immunization so far. Of which, 17,562 people have received both doses. Dr. Henry says the province is expecting to see supply of the vaccines increasing next week.
There were 7,314 surgeries completed in BC in the last reporting week, up 165 from the same week a year ago
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