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BC reports 446 new COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 5:00 PST, Tue January 12, 2021

BC health authorities reported 446 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today, including 10 that are epidemiologically linked, bringing the cumulative total to 58,553 cases.

The new cases are based on 5,795 tests, yielding a positivity rate of 7.52 per cent, very similar to yesterday’s number.

Of the new cases, 96 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 223 in the Fraser Health region, 14 in the Island Health region, 67 in the Interior Health region and 46 in the Northern Health region.

There are 5,045 active cases and 368 people are hospitalized, 72 of whom are in intensive care. A further 7,238 people are under active public health monitoring.

COVID-19 vaccinations slowed down in the last 24 hours, after provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry noted yesterday that BC is awaiting more deliveries this week. To date, 62,294 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia—just 2,392 more than yesterday.

Sadly, there were nine new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,019 deaths in British Columbia. There was also one new healthcare facility outbreak announced at Mount St. Joseph's Hospital.

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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