British Columbia health officials reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Thursday, with five linked to the Island Health region.
Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 29 active COVID-19 cases.
In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 63 are in hospital with 12 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 650 active cases in British Columbia.
Since Wednesday’s numbers, there have been nine new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 19 in the Fraser Health region, five in the Island Health region, 20 in the Interior Health region, one in the Northern Health region and no case of a person who resides outside of Canada.
There was one additional death related to the virus on Thursday. This brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 1,761.
Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 148,282.
Health officials say that 80.5 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which totals 3,481,176 residents.
In addition, 51.9 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 2,246,289 residents.
In total, 5,942,064 doses of all approved vaccines in British Columbia have been administered since December 2020.