B.C. reports 468 new COVID-19 cases, 72 in Island Health region

B.C. reports 468 new COVID-19 cases, 72 in Island Health region
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British Columbia health officials are reporting 468 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Thursday, with 72 linked to the Island Health region.

Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 460 active COVID-19 cases.

In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 355 are in hospital with 110 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 3,345 active cases in British Columbia.

Since Wednesday’s numbers, there have been 69 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 173 in the Fraser Health region, 72 in the Island Health region, 85 in the Interior Health region, 68 in the Northern Health region and no cases for people who reside outside of Canada.

There were nine additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday, with one of them being located in Island Health. This brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 2,290.

Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 214,150.

As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 8,488,846 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.

Health officials say that equates to first doses for 91.2 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 90.8 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.

In addition, 87.5 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, totalling 3,785,454 residents.

From Nov. 10-16, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 60.4 per cent of cases and from Nov. 3-16, they accounted for 70.3 per cent of hospitalizations.

There are currently two ongoing outbreaks within the Island Health Authority, one at Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence in Nanaimo and the other at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.


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