B.C. reporting over 100 COVID-19 cases with 5 new on Vancouver Island

Province of BC

British Columbia health officials reported 112 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Friday, with five linked to the Island Health region.

Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 22 active COVID-19 cases.

The 112 cases mark the highest daily total since June 17.

In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 46 are in hospital with 17 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 603 active cases in British Columbia.

Since Thursday’s numbers, there have been 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 30 in the Fraser Health region, five in the Island Health region, 59 in the Interior Health region, three in the Northern Health region and no case of a person who resides outside of Canada.

There were four additional deaths related to the virus on Friday. This brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 1,767.

Also as of Friday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 148,842.

As for the Province’s vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 6,422,503 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.

Health officials say that equates to first doses for 81.3 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 80.3 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.

In addition, 61.4 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 2,654,367 residents.

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