B.C. reports more than 500 new cases of COVID-19, 12 deaths

B.C. reports more than 500 new cases of COVID-19, 12 deaths
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British Columbia health officials reported 519 new cases – including 34 in Island Health – and 12 deaths from COVID-19

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control has reported 519 new cases – including 34 in Island Health – and 12 deaths from COVID-19 since their last update on Jan. 12.

The number of confirmed cases in B.C. climbs to 59,072 while the province’s death toll has reached 1,031.

Of the new cases reported, 117 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 235 were in Fraser Health, 34 in Island Health, 84 in Interior Health, and 45 in Northern Health.

A total of 9,050 new COVID-19 tests have been preformed province-wide in the past 24 hours.
There are currently 4,810 active cases in the province, 360 people in hospital — 76 of whom are in intensive care.

On a positive note, 51,893 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 and more than 63,430 have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Today’s data was released by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and not health officials. The province’s next live update is scheduled to take place tomorrow at 3 p.m. and will be streamed on CHEK News’ YouTube channel and Facebook page.

More to come

Island Health

Once again the provincial number of new cases reported on Vancouver Island today differs from the number of new cases shown on Island Health’s dashboard.

According to Island Health, 28 new cases were identified over the past 24 hours.

There are currently 185 active cases on Vancouver Island – 39 in the south Island, 130 in the central Island, and 27 in the north Island.

Since the last update on Jan. 12, there are four more active cases in south Island, 10 more active cases in central Island and two fewer cases in north Island.

Over the course of the pandemic, the Island Health region has reported 1,182 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, 385 are in the south Island, 549 are in the central Island, and 248 are in the north Island.

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