Friday, January 22, 2021

508 new cases of COVID reported on the day to bring the week to an end, with 56,455 in BC now listed as recovered

With the province hosting an information session in the morning, today's update on COVID-19 was delivered by statement  later in the afternoon. 

“Today, we are reporting 508 new cases, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 63,484 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 4,479 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 315 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 74 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

Currently, 6,719 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and a further 56,455 people who tested positive have recovered. 

There have been nine new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,128 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Across the province the regional Health Authorities relayed the following reports: 

132 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 228 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 13 in the Island Health region, 79 in the Interior Health region, 55 in the Northern Health region, that brings the total number of cases to 3,109 since the virus was first recorded in the province in January of 2020.

There was also one new case COVID recorded in BC from a person who resides outside of Canada. 

Today's vaccine update made note that there have been 110,566 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in B.C., 2,202 of which are second doses.

Earlier today, the Premier, Dr. Henry, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Doctor Penny Ballum provided the roll out for the province's vaccine program moving forward, with the officials taking questions from the media following the presentation.

You can can review more of today's COVID-19 statement here.

BC CDC data for British Columbia as of January 22 2021

BC CDC data for Northern BC as of January 22 2021

The BC Centre for Disease control has some valuable Coronavirus notes related to COVID-19 you can explore that information here.

You can learn more about the outbreak from both the Province and the Federal government from the links below:

Federal Government site

British Columbia Government site

The World Health Organization website also offers up the latest advisories on the global situation.

More from  Northern Health can be reviewed here 

You can review our archive of past statements and local information here.   

Local governments and organizations have also provided for increased awareness of COVID-19 issues, those past advisories  can be reviewed here.

For notes from across Canada and British Columbia we have been archiving the latest items through our political portal Darcy McGee

Ottawa Observations

Victoria Viewpoints


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