VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — In the last 24 hours, the province has recorded 435 COVID-19 cases and four more people have passed away. Still, B.C.’s top doctor ensures the province is making progress in its efforts to combat the coronavirus.
As British Columbains continue to follow COVID restrictions, Dr. Bonnie Henry says if the positive momentum continues, we are closer to relieving some restrictions in our province.
“Fewer cases, outbreaks or unchecked transmission is what we need to give us all a clear path forward,” a statement from Henry reads.
The 435 new cases, along with 13 epi-linked cases, bring the province’s total number of cases recorded throughout the pandemic to 71,387.
Since the pandemic began, 1,263 people have died in B.C. due to the virus.
There are 4,393 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and of those people, 241 are hospitalized with the virus — 68 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
A total of 6,879 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and a further 65,618 people who tested positive have recovered.
Henry adds, there are no new health-care facility outbreaks, but there is one new community outbreak at the Highridge/Singh group home in Kamloops.
So far, 155,585 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered and 12,802 people have received second doses.