Update 5:15 p.m.
After a delay in reporting new variations in BC, the province announced 90 new variant cases on Thursday, for a total of 2,643.
Of these, 2,214 cases were of the P1.1.7 (UK) variant, 50 cases of the P1.351 (South Africa) variant and 379 cases of the P1 (Brazil) variant. Of the 313 cases reported on Tuesday, 192 are active varying cases.
But on Thursday, Dr. Bonnie Henry said it was too early to say that bathing in active varying events was a sign of hope.
In the internal health region, there are 70 different cases, and five cases are still active.
According to Dr. Henry, early reports suggest that some types are highly contagious and can lead to serious illness in some young people.
Update 4:30 p.m.
While 832 new COVID-19 cases were announced Thursday, there are now 7,571 active cases in the province, an increase of 166 since Wednesday. The number of active cases has been increasing rapidly in recent weeks.
Of these active cases, 571 Interior – Wednesday to 38.
At present hospital admissions have decreased, and currently 296 people are hospitalized in the province with COVID-19. Of these, 16 are being treated internally and eight in the ICU.
The province has not yet released its updated numbers on Thursday afternoon of concern categories.
Original: 3 p.m.
A further 832 British Columbians tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, including 42 from the interior.
The new cases bring the total number of positive tests to 100,880 since the onset of the epidemic. State Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry did not disclose the number of active cases in the province at the start of his press conference on Thursday, but that number is expected this afternoon.
Now 296 British Columbians have been hospitalized with the virus, five of which have been declining since Wednesday, and 79 of them are being treated in the ICU.
A further five British Colombians have died from the virus, bringing the total death toll to 1,463 since the outbreak.
In the last 24 hours, 31,569 doses of CVD-19 vaccine were administered in BC, for a total of 787,649 doses – 87,394 of which were secondary doses.
New numbers of concerns are expected to be released this afternoon.
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