B.C. reports 946 new COVID-19 cases, 197 in Island Health

B.C. reports 946 new COVID-19 cases, 197 in Island Health

British Columbia health officials in a statement to the media on Monday reported 946 new COVID-19 cases, including 197 linked to the Island Health region, and 11 deaths over the weekend.

None of the new deaths occurred in Island Health, according to health officials.

Daily case breakdown:
Dec. 3-4: 351 new cases
Dec. 4-5: 311 new cases
Dec. 5-6: 284 new cases

The number of confirmed cases in B.C. is now at 220,530 while the death toll climbs to 2,362.

There are currently 2,876 active cases in the province, including 624 in Island Health, and 241 people in hospital — 89 of whom are in intensive care.

Island Health’s active case count is the second-highest of any health authority region in B.C., with only Fraser Health having a higher active case count, according to the provincial government. Meanwhile, Island Health’s dashboard shows the region’s active case count at 577 — 212 in North Island, 210 in Central Island and 89 in South Island.

A total of 215,190 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while 8,811,162  doses of vaccine have been administered province-wide.

New data from the provincial government shows that people not fully vaccinated accounted for 58.3 per cent of cases recorded province-wide between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2 and they accounted for 66.1 per cent of hospitalizations between Nov. 19 and Dec. 2. It also shows that fully vaccinated individuals accounted for 41.7 per cent of all cases recorded in B.C. between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2, while completely unvaccinated individuals represented 54.1 per of all cases.

According to the BCCDC’s dashboard, there are 37 people in the Island Health region in hospital, nine of whom are in critical care.

Since the onset of the pandemic, the region has recorded 13,168 cases, 124 deaths, 681 hospitalizations, and 12,387 recoveries. There have also been 1,459,347 doses of vaccine administered in the Island Health region since the province’s vaccination program got underway last December.


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