BC health officials announced 379 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 221,235.
In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 2,874 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Of the active cases, 224 individuals are currently in hospital, 77 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Broken down by health region, the new cases and total active cases are as follows:
Fraser Health: 104 new cases, 924 total active cases
Vancouver Coastal Health: 64 new cases, 497 total active cases
Interior Health: 94 new cases, 580 total active cases
Northern Health: 49 new cases, 276 total active cases
Island Health: 65 new cases, 595 total active cases
Outside of Canada: Three new cases, two total active cases
There have been six COVID-19-related deaths over the past 24 hours, for a total of 2,369 deaths in BC. This includes two new deaths in Fraser Health, one new death in Northern Health, and three new deaths in Island Health.
To date, 85.8% (4,274,610) of eligible people five and older in BC have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 82.1% (4,091,486) have received their second dose.