Govt-19 new 469 cases and six more deaths were reported on Wednesday. Health officials announced.
In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said the number of patients admitted to the hospital was 230, the lowest total since Nov. 20. A total of 66 of those patients are currently in intensive care.
On this Family Day long weekend Henry and Dix each reiterated their commitment to stick with their local communities.
“This weekend is the weekend to stay home – to show your family and friends you love by not giving COVID-19 a chance to spread,” they said.
“The risks of COVID-19 are high for all of us, especially with variations of concern, which is why it is so important now to stay in our local community and avoid unnecessary trips.”
A total of 1,269 people have died of COVID-19 in BC since the outbreak, with 71,856 confirmed cases.
There are currently 4,305 active corona virus cases in the province, and public health is monitoring 6,820 people across BC who are self-isolated due to the emergence of known COVID-19 cases. More than 66,167 people who tested positive have recovered.
A new explosion has occurred at a health care center at the Carrington Place Retirement Home in Vernon.
So far, 157,797 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, including the second dose of 14,316.
Meanwhile, Vancouver Coastal Health says the prevalence of COVID-19 in Whistler has begun to decline following an increase in cases in recent weeks. A total of 547 diseases were reported from January 1 to February 2.
At the forefront of research, scientists are now exploring how the immune systems of residents and elderly staff at Canadian long-term care facilities have been vaccinated against COVID-19 infection.