BC reports 465 new coronavirus cases, 61 in BC Interior

465 new cases, 12 deaths

The provincial government has announced 465 new coronavirus cases, including 61 in the Interior Health region, in the past 24 hours.

The new cases bring the province’s total to 61,912, although the vast majority have already recovered. There are 4,331 active cases in B.C. with 329 people hospitalized, 70 of whom are in intensive care.

Twelve new deaths were reported Monday, bringing’s B.C.’s death toll to 1,090.

There have now been 92,369 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in B.C. to date.

“The COVID-19 vaccines bring hope and challenge: Hope, knowing that in a few months many people will have immunity to this virus; and challenge because of the current limited supply – in B.C., Canada and around the world,” said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry in a news release.

“The vaccines are our path forward to the brighter days ahead. However, until that path is wide enough for everyone, we must continue to focus on our individual efforts.”

“To get to the finish line faster and to make our communities safer, we must stop the spread in our communities today. We do that by following the measures we have in place: washing our hands, staying home when we are ill, getting tested and always using our layers of protection.”

“Let’s choose safety by continuing to do our part to protect everyone in our province.”

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