B.C. reports 3,795 new COVID-19 cases, 434 in Island Health

B.C. reports 3,795 new COVID-19 cases, 434 in Island Health
Province of BC

British Columbia health officials are reporting 3,795 new cases of COVID-19 across the entire province on Friday with 434 linked to the Island Health region.

Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 2,336 active COVID-19 cases. There was a significant change in active cases on the Island between Thursday and Friday and CHEK has reached out for more information on the matter.

In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 220 are in hospital with 73 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 20,811 active cases in British Columbia.

Since Thursday’s numbers, there have been 965 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,944 in the Fraser Health region, 434 in the Island Health region, 320 in the Interior Health region,129 in the Northern Health region and three new cases for people who reside outside of Canada.

There have been three additional deaths related to the virus in the past 24 hours, one of which is located in the Island Health region. That brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 2,423.

Also as of Friday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 254,849.

As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 9,399,015 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.

Health officials say that equates to first doses for 92.3 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 92 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.

In addition, 89.6 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 3,877,423 residents and 19.6 per cent of the population has received a third dose (909,248 people).

For the entire province, 88.1 per cent (4,392,141) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

From Dec. 23-29, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 16% of cases and from Dec. 16-29 they accounted for 55% of hospitalizations.


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