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B.C. confirms 1,006 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 122,757

502 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C.
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There are now 122,757 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C. after health officials announced 1,006 new cases Thursday.

There are now 122,757 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C. after health officials announced 1,006 new cases Thursday.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports that there have been 241 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 600 in the Fraser Health region, 37 in the Island Health region, 83 in the Interior Health region, 42 in the Northern Health Region and three new cases people who reside outside of Canada.

One additional outbreak has been declared at Mount St. Mary Hospital on Vancouver Island. 

There is no new update on the variants of concern.

There have been four new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,550 deaths in British Columbia. 

"1,530,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C. and 88,435 have been second doses," said Henry.

“For each person who gets vaccinated, we are all safer. When your turn comes up for one of the three vaccines, it is your turn to go. We strongly urge you to book your appointment as soon as you can. This is one of the important ways for you to do your part," added Henry.

Of the active cases, 502 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 161 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

More to come...