COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - Feb. 5, 2021
“Each holiday and occasion this month – Super Bowl, Lunar New Year, Family Day or Valentine’s Day – is an opportunity for us to either allow the virus to spread or to slow it down even more. The choice is ours to make.”
- Dr. Bonnie Henry
Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||1,236 (3 days)||3,976||70,952 (65,605 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
|* patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive|
- For Friday, there are 471 new cases including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 69,716 cases in British Columbia.
- New cases by health authority region:
- VCH – 108
- Fraser Health – 208
- Island Health - 28
- Interior Health - 56
- Northern Health - 71
- Currently, 6,886 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
- To date, 149,564 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 10,366 of which are second doses. Immunization data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
- Today, the latest COVID-19 modelling data was shared and can be found here.
- Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.
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Ann Gibbon, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
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