VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — Nine more people in British Columbia have lost their lives to COVID-19 as the province records another 446 new cases since the last update Monday.
BC's #covid19 update Jan 12
9 deaths- 1019
446 new-58553 total
Vax 62294/+2392#bcpoli @news1130
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Health officials say 368 people are in the hospital, and of those, 72 are in the ICU.
Meanwhile, 7,238 people are under active public health monitoring.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix have also reported one additional health-care facility outbreak at Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital in Vancouver.
A total of 1,019 deaths have been linked to the coronavirus in B.C. since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 58,553 cases have been recorded and 51,144 people who tested positive for the virus have recovered.
With 5045 active, 7238 people isolating and 51,144 recovered.
That rate is now 87.3% up from 87 Monday.
Only new outbreak in health is at Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital (as reported earlier today by @NEWS1130), but no word yet on how widespread it is.
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To date, 62,294 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in the province.
“Our focus is to ensure we safely deliver the vaccines as quickly as possible to B.C. communities, using all available supply,” the statement reads.
Acknowledging the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people’s lives and mental health, Henry and Dix noted the importance of staying active and connected with others safely.
“Things are different than what they were before the pandemic. But we have learned, we have adapted, and by following the orders and rules for a bit longer, we will soon get to the brighter days ahead,” Henry and Dix say.