When it comes to COVID-19 cluster sites in BC, three of the main culprits are restaurants, gyms, and industrial worksites.

That’s according to new data released by provincial health officials on Thursday. Specifically, the data looked at the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Fraser Health regions.

In VCH, “restaurants, bars, and lounges” were identified as the most common cluster sites.

In Fraser Health, “industrial/manufacturing” workplaces took the top spot.

Government of BC

Government of BC

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 1,205 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 116,075.

She said that broken down by specific health region, this equates to 301 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 730 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 38 in the Island Health region, 69 in the Interior Health region, 66 in the Northern Health region, and one new case of a person who normally resides outside of Canada.

There are 10,052 active cases in the province, with 16,217 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 409 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 125 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been three new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,524 deaths in the province.

A total of 104,331 people who tested positive have recovered, and 1,235,863 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered.


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