Province reports 465 new cases, 12 further deaths due to COVID-19

B.C. health officials are reporting 465 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 further deaths due to the disease.

Of the new cases, 61 are in the Interior Health region.

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Elsewhere in the province, there were 83 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 262 were in Fraser Health, 21 in Vancouver Island Health, 32 in Northern Health and six new cases among those who normally reside outside Canada.

The province now has 4,331 active cases with 329 people in hospital, including 70 in critical care.

Of the province's 61,912 total cases, 55,099 have recovered while 1,090 have died. Another 6,864 are under active public health monitoring due to exposure to confirmed cases.

On the vaccine front, B.C. has now administered 92,369 doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

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