B.C. reports 714 new COVID-19 cases, 56 in Island Health

B.C. reports 714 new COVID-19 cases, 56 in Island Health

British Columbia health officials are reporting 714 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Friday, with 64 linked to the Island Health region.

In a statement released to the media, the government says that there are 138 people in critical care as a result of the virus — a decrease of six since Thursday.

There are a total of 6,317 active cases of COVID-19 in the province at the moment and of those active cases, 328 individuals are hospitalized.

Since Thursday’s numbers, there have been 73 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 274 in the Fraser Health region, 56 in the Island Health region, 205 in the Interior Health region, 106 in the Northern Health region and no cases for people who reside outside of Canada.

As far as deaths go, there have been 11 new deaths reported over the last 24 hours, bringing the total across the pandemic to 1,973.

Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 187,694.

As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 7,852,885 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.

Health officials say that equates to first doses for 88.5 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 88 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.

In addition, 81.9 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 3,543,318 residents.

When looking at the last few weeks of September (Sept. 15-29), the Province says that 80.8 per cent of the hospitalizations were unvaccinated individuals.

There is also currently a COVID-19 outbreak in the Island Health region at the Victoria Chinatown Care Centre.

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