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429 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C.; 51 in Interior Health

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on as provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on COVID-19 on July 6, 2020.
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February 02, 2021 - 3:59 PM

B.C. health officials say there were 429 new COVID-19 cases reported overnight, 51 of which were in Interior Health.

That raises the total number of COVID-19 cases to 68,366 cases since the start of the pandemic. As of today, Feb. 2, there are 4,542 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 294 people hospitalized for COVID-19. Of that number, 82 are in intensive care. Another eight people died of the disease overnight.

"We're seeing an encouraging trend in our COVID-19 curve. The efforts you are making, combined with the immunization of our long-term care residents and workers, are making a difference," Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health said in a joint statement.

If everyone in B.C. follows the restrictions in place, it will slow the spread of COVID-19 and the province will be better positioned to deal with the uncertainties of the new variants of concern.

"Fewer cases is a welcome sign for all of us and makes it all the more important to keep going with the fundamentals of staying local, staying small and staying safe right now. Let's all continue to do our part, knowing that our individual and collective efforts are working," Dr. Henry and Dix said.

In addition to fewer cases, 140,452 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 5,097 of which are second doses. 

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