BC reports 446 cases, 9 deaths, 1 new outbreak

Henrietta Brewer
January 13, 2021

On Tuesday 19 more COVID-19 cases linked to the Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna, B.C., were confirmed by Interior Health, bringing the total to 162 cases.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, today (Jan. 12) issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia.

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

There have been 2,606 total cases in Northern Health since the pandemic began, 2,049 of those people have recovered.

Another 603 people have also recovered from COVID-19, which helped push B.C.'s number of active cases down to 5,045 - the lowest it's been since November 9.

There are 5,045 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 368 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19.

Twelve people are in hospital on Vancouver Island with COVID-19 and one person is in critical care. Thirteen people in the region have died of the disease and 952 people have fully recovered.

We have had one new health-care facility outbreak at Mount St. Joseph's Hospital.

"Things are different than what they were before the pandemic".

446 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in BC as the provincial total reaches 58,553.

Senior government sources with knowledge of the measures being considered are confirming that an overnight curfew has not been recommended by public health officials.

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