British Columbia health officials reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Friday, with two linked to the Island Health region.
Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 30 active COVID-19 cases.
In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 60 are in hospital with 12 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 652 active cases in British Columbia.
Since Thursday’s numbers, there have been eight new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 13 in the Fraser Health region, two in the Island Health region, 21 in the Interior Health region, one in the Northern Health region and no case of a person who resides outside of Canada.
There were no additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday. This keeps the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 1,761.
Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 148,331.
As for the Province’s vaccination program, British Columbia passed a milestone marker on Friday having administered more than 6 million doses of all three vaccines.
According to health officials, 6,004,668 doses have been given to residents in British Columbia so far.
Health officials say that equates to first doses for 80.6 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 79.5 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.
In addition, 53.2 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 2,301,322 residents.