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B.C. reports 435 new COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:30 PST, Tue February 9, 2021

B.C. health officials reported 435 new cases today, including 13 that are epidemiologically linked, for a total of 71,387 cases in the province since the pandemic began.

There were just 4,987 new tests reported, the first time this number has fallen below the 5,000 mark in over a month. The positivity rate was 8.46 per cent, a three week high.

Of the new cases, 107 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 221 in the Fraser Health region, 23 in the Island Health region, 47 in the Interior Health region and 37 in the Northern Health region.

There are 4,393 active cases of COVID-19 and 241 individuals currently hospitalized, 68 of whom are in intensive care. A further 6,879 people are under active public health monitoring.

To date, 155,585 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 12,802 of which are second doses. 

Sadly, there were four new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,263 in B.C.

There were no new health care facility outbreaks announced, and one new community outbreak was declared at the Highridge/Singh group home in Kamloops.

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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