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93 new cases overnight in Coastal Health region

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:45 PST, Thu February 11, 2021

Last Updated: 3:46 PST, Thu February 11, 2021

There have been 93 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region since Wednesday, a slight decrease from the 100 reported 24 hours earlier.

In a joint statement today, Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix reported 449 new cases throughout B.C. (three epi-linked), bringing the provincial total to 72,305. There are now 4,317 active cases, with 224 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19; 63 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

"Currently, 6,869 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and a further 66,603 people who tested positive have recovered,” health officials said.

To date, 159,887 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 15,684 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at www.bccdc.ca

Sadly, there have been nine new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,278. 

"For many of us, this past year will be remembered for the incredible toll that COVID-19 has taken on our province. But of equal importance is the ongoing overdose emergency that has challenged our province even before the pandemic began,” health officials said. "Losing more than 1,700 people to the overdose crisis is devastating, and sadly there is no vaccine that will help to end it soon. To the parents, friends, partners and communities who have lost loved ones, we offer our condolences. We remain committed to supporting people who use drugs and are doing everything we can to address the dual health crises affecting our province.”

Today also marks the first virtual Moose Hide Campaign Day.

“Though we cannot gather in person, we stand together in solidarity to show our commitment to ending violence against women and children,” health officials said. “COVID-19 has shed further light on the inequalities that are all too pervasive in our society. We encourage British Columbians everywhere to be kind and compassionate as the days grow longer and become brighter."

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