B.C. announces 19 COVID related deaths, six in Island Health

B.C. announces 19 COVID related deaths, six in Island Health

Health officials in B.C. are announcing 19 new COVID related deaths since the last update, six of which were in Island Health.

There were six deaths in Vancouver Coastal Health, five in Fraser Health, and two in Northern Health.

A statement by the province says there are 1,799 new confirmed cases in the province, with 25,479 active cases across all health authorities.

In the province there are 946 COVID-positive people currently in hospital and 139 are in intensive care.

Island Health has 121 people in hospital, 10 in intensive care.

The new cases of COVID are provisional, and the province says they will confirm the number once a data reset is complete.

In Island Health, there are 232 new confirmed cases, and 1,516 active cases.

There are 551 new confirmed cases in Fraser Health, 294 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 531 in Interior Health, 191 in Northern Health, and no new cases in people who normally reside outside of Canada.

B.C. has been reducing availability to access COVID testing in the province, with only 10,349 tests conducted in the province on Feb. 3 and 8,749 on Feb. 2.

From Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 24.9 per cent of cases and from Jan. 20 to Feb. 2 they accounted for 31.2 per cent of hospitalizations.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 10,872,777 doses of COVID vaccines.

READ MORE: Island Health declares two new COVID outbreaks in long-term care homes

This article was updated to include updated testing numbers and hospitalizations in Island Health.

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