761 new COVID-19 cases and 8 more deaths in B.C.

DR. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, on Thursday announced 761 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 56,015 cases in British Columbia.

There were eight new COVID-19-related deaths, and that brings the total number to 970 deaths in the province.

There are 6,349 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 372 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 74 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Currently, 8,849 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and a further 47,374 people who tested positive have recovered.

There have been 94 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 484 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 23 in the Island Health region, 96 in the Interior Health region, 64 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum.