BC health officials report 446 new COVID-19 cases

Two people walk with take-out food in downtown Vancouver British Columbia on Wednesday

Two people walk with take-out food in downtown Vancouver British Columbia on Wednesday

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix put the number of hospitalized patients at 368 people, 72 of whom are in intensive care. Island Health reports 12 hospitalizations including one in intensive care.

The province reported 29 additional deaths this morning attributed to the novel coronavirus, along with 3,338 new infections.

To date, 62,294 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in the province.

The province says 8,400 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday, for a total of 92,452.

On Monday, health officials indicated they expected B.C. would run out of Pfizer doses by the end of the day, but that more shipments of both vaccines should be arriving soon.

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More than 5,000 Ontarians have died from COVID-19. "This is important for our physical and mental well-being", Henry and Dix said. A total of 58,553 cases have been recorded and 51,144 people who tested positive for the virus have recovered.

Most of the now active cases are recovering at home.

Currently, 7,238 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and there have been nine new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,019 deaths in British Columbia.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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