B.C. reports 68 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health, 341 across province

B.C. reports 68 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health, 341 across province
Province of BC

British Columbia health officials are reporting 341 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Friday, with 68 linked to the Island Health region.

Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 448 active COVID-19 cases.

In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 291 are in hospital with 115 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 3,035 active cases in British Columbia.

Since Thursday’s numbers, there have been 65 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 100 in the Fraser Health region, 68 in the Island Health region, 77 in the Interior Health region, 31 in the Northern Health region and no new cases for people who reside outside of Canada.

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There was six 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 2,322.

Also as of Friday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 217,099.

As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 8,630,478 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 3,812,040 residents.

From Nov. 18-24, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 59.2 per cent of cases and from Nov. 11-24, they accounted for 68.4 per cent of hospitalizations.


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