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288 new COVID-19 Cases reported in Interior Health over the weekend

The Interior Health region has reported 288 new COVID-19 cases between New Year’s Eve and Monday, while 2,211 were confirmed across the province in the same time frame.

Breaking down the case numbers further:

  • Thursday to Friday: 565.
  • Friday to Saturday: 607.
  • Saturday to Sunday: 500.
  • Sunday to Monday: 539.

In the East Kootenay region, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) said 15 new cases were reported between December 25th and 31st. The region has seen 184 cases throughout 2020.

As for more local numbers, between December 20th and 26th, four cases were reported in the Fernie area, two were confirmed around Creston and in Windermere, one in Kimberley, and none were recorded in the Cranbrook area.

Throughout the Interior health region, 761 cases remain active, while 37 people are currently hospitalized from the virus and eight are in intensive care.

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Of the region’s 4,178 total cases, 3,379 people have recovered.

32 people have died within the Interior Health region so far.

Provincially, the BCCDC reported that there are currently 6,823 active cases in B.C. with 351 hospital patients being treated for COVID-19 and 76 in the ICU.

B.C. has seen a total of 54, 201 cases since the pandemic began, with 45,229 recoveries up to Monday, January 4th.

Between Friday and Monday, COVID-19 has been attributed to the deaths of 45 British Columbians. So far, 946 people have died from the virus, according to the BCCDC.

Current COVID-19 statistics:

  • Mortality rate (deaths to total recoveries):
    • Province-wide: 2.09%.
    • Interior Health: 0.95%.
  • Recovery rate (recoveries to total cases):
    • Province-wide: 83.45%.
    • Interior Health: 80.88%.
  • Tests (total and new):
    • Province-wide: 1,485,231 total, 5,918 new (Sunday to Monday).
    • Interior Health: 149,462 total, 534 new (Sunday to Monday).
  • Positive test rate (total and new):
    • Province-wide: 3.65% total, 9.11% new (Sunday to Monday).
    • Interior Health: 2.8% total, 11.24% new (Sunday to Monday).
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