British Columbia reports 446 new COVID-19 infections and nine more deaths

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VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials say staying active and connected is important for physical and mental well-being despite the challenges of COVID-19.

In a news release Tuesday, they say people have learned and adapted to the changing pandemic.

The advice to stay active comes as officials reported 446 new COVID-19 cases and nine more deaths.

Health officials also reported a new health-care facility outbreak at Mount St. Joseph's Hospital.

The total number of COVID-19 infections in the province now stands at 58,553 with 1,019 deaths.

To date, 62,294 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 12, 2021.

The Canadian Press