B.C. reports 63 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health, 424 across province

B.C. reports 63 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health, 424 across province
Province of BC

British Columbia health officials are reporting 424 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Thursday, with 63 linked to the Island Health region.

Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 429 active COVID-19 cases.

In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 295 are in hospital with 112 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 3,061 active cases in British Columbia.

Since Wednesday’s numbers, there have been 62 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 140 in the Fraser Health region, 63 in the Island Health region, 93 in the Interior Health region, 66 in the Northern Health region and no new cases for people who reside outside of Canada.

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There was three additional death related to the virus in the past 24 hours, with none of those being in the Island Health region. That brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 2,316.

Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 216,758.

As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 8,609,643 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.

Health officials say that equates to first doses for 91.4 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 91 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.

In addition, 88.1 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 3,808,967 residents.

From Nov. 17-23, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 58.9 per cent of cases and from Nov. 10- 23 they accounted for 68.5 per cent of hospitalizations.


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