Since yesterday, there have been 546 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., and 7,176 cases being actively monitored.
- Total cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 66,265. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 174 new cases
- Fraser Health: 218 new cases
- Island Health: 30 new cases
- Interior Health: 70 new cases
- Northern Health: 51 new cases
- Active cases: 4,455 (previously 4,299)
- Hospitalized cases: 291 (previously 303)
- Intensive care: 75 (previously 74)
- 12 new deaths (total 1,184)
- Recovered: 59,141 (previously 58,352)
- Suspected Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children or MIS-C: 16
- To date, 127,255 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 4,185 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard: www.bccdc.ca
From today’s statement:
“Over the past year, many of the occasions where we would get together with our friends and extended family have been put on hold or re-imagined to ensure it is safer for everyone. This same approach needs to be taken with the upcoming holidays in February – including the Lunar New Year and Family Day.
“Any travel beyond your local community, unless it is absolutely essential for work or medical care, is strongly discouraged right now. This is necessary because we know that COVID-19 can travel with us, and we can just as easily bring it back on our return. If it is a day trip or a weekend getaway, the risk is the same.
“The more people you see and more places you go increase the risk for you, your family and those in the community you may be visiting. Rather, this coming Family Day, make it a day with your family at home. Plan something local and make it special for the people in your household.
“Doing our part is all of our responsibility, whether an individual, workplace or business. Just as we are asking every person to help keep our wall strong, without exception, so we need businesses to do that same.
“In recent weeks, we have seen an increase in community clusters and exposures in businesses, and we remind business owners now is not the time to let things slip. WorkSafeBC and environmental health teams have stepped up inspections and will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of communities, including shutting a business if required.
“Equally important, all businesses that can accommodate employees to work from home should ensure that continues. The fewer people you see, the safer everyone will be.
“The ongoing risks and challenges that have come with this pandemic have put a strain on all of us. While much focus is on our physical health, it is equally important to take care of our mental and emotional well-being. In particular, let’s ensure we connect our friends and family – young and old – who may be struggling, to let them know they are not alone and support is available.
“We thank everyone for your sustained effort and commitment, despite how tired you may be. Take heart in knowing the small actions we take – sending a card to a friend, following the directional arrows in your grocery store – have a big impact and, without a doubt, will help stop the spread of COVID-19.”
Access the BC COVID-19 dashboard for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more:
Cases by Health Service Delivery Area
Click here (Updated weekly on Thursdays)
Previous provincial updates
- 1,205 new BC COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, April 15, 2021 (includes modelling)
- 1,168 new BC COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths, April 14, 2021
- 873 new BC COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, April 13, 2021
- 3,289 new BC COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths, April 12, 2021 (3 days)
- 1,262 new BC COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, April 9, 2021
- 1,293 new BC COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, April 8, 2021
- 997 new BC COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, April 7, 2021
- 1,068 new BC COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, April 6, 2021
- 1,889 new BC COVID-19 cases in the last two days, 23 death in the last four, as of April 5, 2021
- Two record days mean 2,090 new BC COVID-19 cases in BC, April 3, 2021
- 832 new BC COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths in BC, April 1, 2021
- With 1,013 new BC COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths in BC, March 31, 2021, BC surpasses 100,000 cases
- 840 new BC COVID-19 cases and no deaths in BC, March 30, 2021
- 2,518 new BC COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths in BC, March 29, 2021
- 908 new BC COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths in BC, March 26, 2021
- Yowza! 800 new BC COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths in BC, March 25, 2021
- 716 new BC COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths in BC, March 24, 2021
- 682 new BC COVID-19 cases and 1 death in BC, March 23, 2021
- 737 new BC COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths in BC, March 22, 2021 (3 days)
- Gah! 737 new BC COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths in BC, March 19, 2021
- 622 new BC COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths in BC, March 18, 2021
- Covid-19 vaccination update, March 18, 2021
- 498 new BC COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths in BC, March 17, 2021
- 556 new BC COVID-19 cases and 0 deaths in BC, March 16, 2021
- B.C’s first deployment of AstraZeneca vaccine in B.C.
- 1,506 new BC COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths in BC, March 15, 2021
- 648 new BC COVID-19 cases and 0 deaths in BC, March 12, 2021
- 569 new BC COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths in BC, March 11, 2021
- 531 new BC COVID-19 cases and 1 death in BC, March 10, 2021
- 550 new BC COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths in BC, March 9, 2021