Henry and Dix announced another health-care facility outbreak, at Mount St. Joseph's Hospital, bringing the total number of health-care facilities contending with outbreaks to 61.
22 British Columbians have died from COVID-19 over the weekend, marking a grim milestone in the province's pandemic history.
Since we last reported, we have had 96 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 223 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 14 in the Island Health region, 67 in the Interior Health region, 46 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.More news: Iran demands sanctions 'snapback' removed in any new nuclear talks
Within IH, there are now 880 active cases, with 36 people in hospital and nine people in intensive care. Public health is monitoring 7,238 people across the province who are in self-isolation due to COVID-19 exposure.
Quebec is reporting 1,869 new cases of COVID-19 and 51 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including 18 within the previous 24 hours.
The spread of the virus in the Okanagan mountain community was first reported in mid-December, and has continued since that time.More news: U.S. to expand coronavirus vaccination eligibility
Vaccine doses are expected to arrive on Cowichan Tribes territory Wednesday and members over 65 will receive their first shot as soon as possible, according to the Island Health Authority.
People over 65 will be prioritized to receive the shot first.
Thirty-five cases are now active in the South Island, while 120 are active in the Central Island and 30 are active in the North Island, according to Island Health officials.More news: COVID-19 modelling shows daily deaths could double by mid-February