B.C. reports 114 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health region

B.C. reports 114 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health region

British Columbia health officials are reporting 758 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Thursday, with 114 linked to the Island Health region.

Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 586 active COVID-19 cases.

In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 434 are in hospital with 155 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 4,961 active cases in British Columbia.

Since Wednesday’s numbers, there have been 74 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 329 in the Fraser Health region, 114 in the Island Health region, 108 in the Interior Health region, 133 in the Northern Health region and no cases for people who reside outside of Canada.

There were 10 additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday, with none of them being located in Island Health. This brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 2,147.

Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 204,330.

As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 8,202,550 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.

Health officials say that equates to first doses for 90.2 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 89.8 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.

In addition, 85.5 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, totalling 3,697,157 residents.

From Oct. 20-26, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 64.7 per cent of cases and from Oct. 13-26, they accounted for 74.0 per cent of hospitalizations.

There are currently no ongoing outbreaks within the Island Health Authority.

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