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B.C. reports 1,262 new COVID-19 cases

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:13 PDT, Fri April 9, 2021

B.C. health authorities reported 1,262 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the cumulative total to 109,540 cases.

Of the new cases, 358 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 638 in the Fraser Health region, 54 in the Island Health region, 132 in the Interior Health region, 79 in the Northern Health region and one new cases of a person who resides outside of Canada.

There are 9,574 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 332 people are hospitalized, 102 of whom are in intensive care. A further 15,673 people are under active public health monitoring.

Health authorities reported 345 new confirmed cases that are variants of concern, bringing B.C.’s total to 4,111 cases. Of those, 105 cases are currently active. Of the total cases, 3,082 are the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant, 55 are the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 974 are the P.1 (Brazil) variant.

To date, 1,025,019 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 87,606 of which are second doses. 

Sadly, there were two new virus-related deaths reported today, bringing that total to 1,495.

Health authorities declared one healthcare outbreak over. Active outbreaks continue at five long-term care, assisted living and independent living facilities and six acute care facilities.

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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