B.C. records 446 new cases of COVID-19, 9 deaths Tuesday

Modesto Morganelli
Gennaio 13, 2021

Of note: Data released from the province confirmed just 14 new cases for the Island Health region.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the number of active cases has dropped from 5,220 yesterday, to 5,045 today. Public health is monitoring 7,238 people across the province who are in self-isolation due to COVID-19 exposure.

The province reported 29 additional deaths this morning attributed to the novel coronavirus, along with 3,338 new infections.

Of the active cases, 368 people are in hospital for their symptoms including 72 people receiving intensive care. A total of 58,553 cases have been recorded and 51,144 people who tested positive for the virus have recovered.

Henry and Dix announced another health-care facility outbreak, at Mount St. Joseph's Hospital, bringing the total number of health-care facilities contending with outbreaks to 61.

"Our focus is to ensure we safely deliver the vaccines as quickly as possible to B.C. communities, using all available supply", the statement reads.

There have been 2,606 total cases in Northern Health since the pandemic began, 2,049 of those people have recovered.

"Things are different than what they were before the pandemic".

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