Curve slowly moving downward: 465 new COVID-19 cases and 6 more deaths in B.C.

DR. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, on Thursday announced 465 new cases, including three epi-linked cases, of COVID-19 for a total of 69,245 cases in British Columbia.

There have been six new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,240 deaths in the province.

To date, 145,567 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 8,097 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at:

There are 4,447 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 257 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 76 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Currently, 6,943 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and a further 62,078 people who tested positive have recovered.

There have been 98 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 234 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 27 in the Island Health region, 54 in the Interior Health region, 52 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 Mountain View Manor, and the outbreak at Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence is now over.

Henry and Dix added: “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the challenges we face have evolved. But what has not changed are the benefits of our collective efforts.

“Each of us doing our part makes a difference to our shared well-being. One person or one layer provides some protection. Yet all of us working together using all of our layers of protection is far better.

“As we make plans for the weekend ahead, let’s ensure we don’t make the Super Bowl a superspreading day, by making safe choices. This is especially important given we are still learning about the full impact of the variants of concern now in our communities.

“Here in B.C., our curve is slowly moving downward. With each day we keep our wall strong and show compassion and kindness to those around us, we can keep the trend going.”