B.C. reports 71 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health, 497 across province

B.C. reports 71 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health, 497 across province
Province of BC

British Columbia health officials are reporting 497 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Friday, with 71 linked to the Island Health region.

Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 454 active COVID-19 cases.

In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 358 are in hospital with 109 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 3,420 active cases in British Columbia.

Since Thursday’s numbers, there have been 64 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 138 in the Fraser Health region, 71 in the Island Health region, 146 in the Interior Health region, 78 in the Northern Health region and no new cases for people who reside outside of Canada.

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 2,293.

Also as of Friday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 214,636.

As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 8,509,185 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, 87.6 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 3,789,140 residents.

From Nov. 11-17, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 59.5% of cases and from Nov. 4-17, they accounted for 70.4% of hospitalizations.

There are currently two ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks within the Island Health region, one at Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence in Nanaimo and the other at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.


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