COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Feb. 23, 2021
“The number of cases of COVID-19 – active cases and close contacts who are required to self-isolate at home – has been creeping higher over the last week. We need to hold steady and ensure these cases don’t surge.”
- Dr. Bonnie Henry
Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||559||4,677||77,822 (71,753 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
|*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive|
- For Tuesday, February 23: 559 new cases, including 29 epi-linked cases, for a total of 77,822 cases in British Columbia.
- New cases by health authority region:
- VCH – 132
- Fraser Health – 278
- Island Health – 39
- Interior Health – 43
- Northern Health – 66
- Currently, 7,881 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
- To date, 224,354 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 58,896 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
- Read Tuesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.
- Find previous joint statements here.
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Ann Gibbon, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
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