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508 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; 9 deaths

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
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January 22, 2021 - 3:52 PM

Another 508 B.C. residents have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, including 79 in the Interior Health region.

That brings the provincial total to 56,455 people even while 110,566 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, according to a joint statement issued today, Jan. 22, by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. 

There were nine more deaths, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,128.

“We need to remember our risk remains high right now, even as we protect more and more people with vaccine,” the statement reads. “We are not at the point where we can lift restrictions in our community or long-term care.”

Of those vaccinated, 2,202 people have received their second dose.

Of the new cases, 228 were in the Fraser Health region, 132 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 13 in the Vancouver Island Health region and 79 in the Northern Health region.

There are 4,479 active cases in B.C. with 315 people in hospital, 74 of whom are in intensive care.

There are another 6,719 people being actively monitored by health care workers.

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