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449 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. including 58 in Interior Health

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix provides a COVID-19 update as provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry looks on, Feb. 1, 2021.
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February 11, 2021 - 3:36 PM

The COVID-19 case numbers continue to pile up by the hundreds in B.C. with another 449 cases in the last 24 hours, including 58 in the Interior Health region.

Along with the new cases, another nine people have died from the disease, bringing the provincial total of deaths to 1,278.

There were only about 2,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines injected in the past 24 hours, with 1,368 being second doses. That brings the total number of doses administered to 159,887, of which 15,648 were second doses.

In a joint news release issued by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix, the focus today, Feb. 11, was on a crises for which there is no vaccine.

“For many of us, this past year will be remembered for the incredible toll that COVID-19 has taken on our province,” it read. “But of equal importance is the ongoing overdose emergency that has challenged our province even before the pandemic began. Losing more than 1,700 people to the overdose crisis is devastating, and sadly there is no vaccine that will help to end it soon.”

Of the 449 new cases, 242 were in the Fraser Health region, in 93 Vancouver Coastal, 19 on Vancouver Island and 37 in the Northern Health region.

There are 4,317 active cases in B.C. with 224 people in hospital, 63 of whom are in intensive care.

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