Hospitalizations hit record high for third straight day as BC reports 1,005 new COVID-19 cases | News – Daily Hive

British Columbia health officials announced 1,005 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 117,080.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by specific health region, this equates to 259 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 536 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 49 in the Island Health region, 110 in the Interior Health region, 51 in the Northern Health region.

There are 10,081 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 15,877 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 425 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 127 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been six new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,530 deaths in British Columbia.

There are currently 5,739 cases of COVID-19 that are confirmed variants of concern in the province. Of the total cases, 212 are active and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 3,858 cases of the B.1.1.7 (UK) variant, 71 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 1,810 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.

To date, 1,282,091 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 87,970 of which are second doses, and 105,291 people who tested positive have recovered.

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