B.C. reports five new COVID-19 deaths in Island Health

B.C. reports five new COVID-19 deaths in Island Health

British Columbia health officials are reporting 199 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province over the last 24 hours with 43 linked to the Island Health region.

In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 290 are in hospital with 46 people in critical care as a result of the virus.

Since last week’s numbers, there have been 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 52 in the Fraser Health region, 43 in the Island Health region, 72 in the Interior Health region, 19 in the Northern Health region and zero new cases for people who reside outside of Canada.

There have been six additional deaths related to the virus in the past 24 hours, five of which were located in the Island Health region. That brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 2,966.

Also as of Monday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 353,578.

As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 11,434,211 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.

Health officials say that equates to first doses for 93.7 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 93.4 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.

In addition, 91.4 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 3,951,550 residents and 58.7 per cent of the population has received a third dose (2,539,253 people).

Editor’s note: B.C. has abandoned providing data about active cases and access to testing has been limited throughout much of the pandemic.


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