The B.C. government has announced 446 new COVID-19 cases, including 67 in the Interior Health region.
The new cases bring the province’s total to 58,553, although the vast majority have already recovered. There are 5,045 active cases in B.C., a figure that has been falling gradually over the past few weeks.
Across the province, 368 people are hospitalized with the virus, 72 of whom are in intensive care.
There were another nine coronavirus deaths reported on Monday, bringing B.C.’s toll to 1,019. None of the deaths occurred in the B.C. Interior.
There have been 62,294 doses of the coronavirus vaccine distributed to date.
“Despite the challenges of COVID-19, there are many safe ways for us to stay active and stay connected. This is important for our physical and mental well-being,” said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry in a news release.
“Things are different than what they were before the pandemic. But we have learned, we have adapted, and by following the orders and rules for a bit longer, we will soon get to the brighter days ahead.”