British Columbia health officials are reporting 2,033 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Thursday with 266 linked to the Island Health region.
Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 1,768 active COVID-19 cases.
In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 977 are in hospital with 141 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 29,556 active cases in British Columbia.
Since Wednesday’s numbers, there have been 378 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 685 in the Fraser Health region, 266 in the Island Health region, 539 in the Interior Health region, 165 in the Northern Health region and four new cases for people who reside outside of Canada.
There have been 13 additional deaths related to the virus in the past 24 hours, one of which was located in the Island Health region. That brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 2,588.
Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 318,906.
As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 10,596,211 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.
Health officials say that equates to first doses for 93 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 92.6 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.
In addition, 90.4 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 3,910,652 residents and 46.0 per cent of the population has received a third dose (1,991,534 people).
From Dec. 29 to Jan. 4, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 16.5 per cent of cases and from Dec. 22 to Jan. 4, they accounted for 41.1 per cent of hospitalizations.
As for outbreaks, there are currently 22 long-term care facilities experiencing cases of COVID-19 in the Island Health region as well as three acute care facilities.