B.C. reports 992 new COVID-19 cases over past two days, 23 new deaths

B.C. reports 992 new COVID-19 cases over past two days, 23 new deaths
Province of BC

British Columbia health officials are reporting 992 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province over the past two days, with 138 linked to the Island Health region.

Health officials are reporting 519 new cases for Thursday, November 11 and 473 new cases for Friday, November 12.

Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 614 active COVID-19 cases.

In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 384 are in hospital with 124 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 4,265 active cases in British Columbia.

Since Thursday’s numbers, there have been 117 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 308 in the Fraser Health region, 138 in the Island Health region, 263 in the Interior Health region, 166 in the Northern Health region and no new cases for people who reside outside of Canada.

There was 23 additional death related to the virus over the last two days, with one of those being in the Island Health region. That brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 2,257.

Also as of Friday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 211,750.

As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 8,423,484 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.

Health officials say that equates to first doses for 91 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 90.6 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.

In addition, 87.1 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 3,767,341 residents.

From Nov. 4-10, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 61.0% of cases and from Oct. 28 to Nov. 10 they accounted for 68.9% 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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