British Columbia health officials are reporting 801 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Thursday, with 66 linked to the Island Health region.
Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 541 active COVID-19 cases.
In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 199 are in hospital with 116 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 5,931 active cases in British Columbia.
Since Wednesday’s numbers, there have been 128 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 267 in the Fraser Health region, 66 in the Island Health region, 237 in the Interior Health region, 103 in the Northern Health region and no cases for people who reside outside of Canada.
There were six additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday. With six deaths in the last 24 hours, it marks the highest one-day total since May 27. All deaths occurred in the Interior Health region, according to the Province.
This brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 1,824.
Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 167,654.
As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 7,494,567 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.
Health officials say that equates to first doses for 85.3 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 84.6 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.
In addition, 77.9 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 3,369,631 residents.
Also on Thursday, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that new COVID-19 restrictions would be implemented in the Northern Health region due to rising case numbers.
B.C. is now limiting only one family is allowed to visit a residence at one time with a max of five guests and outdoor gatherings will be limited to a max of 50 people.