222 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths reported on Vancouver Island

222 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths reported on Vancouver Island
British Columbia health officials have reported 222 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health region since Feb. 1. (CHEK News)

British Columbia health officials in a statement to the media Wednesday reported 1,776 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths — including six in Island Health — since their last update on Feb. 1.

The number of confirmed cases in B.C. is now at 327,625 while the death toll climbs to 2,643.

Of the new cases, 222 were in Island Health, 248 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 507 were in Fraser Health, 602 were in Interior Health, and 197 were in Northern Health.

There are 25,959 currently active cases in the province, 1,593 including in Island Health, and 988 people in hospital — 136 of whom are in intensive care.

A total of 297,682 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while 10,811,962 doses of vaccine have been administered province-wide.

Meanwhile, according to the BCCDC’s dashboard, there are currently 120 people in hospital on Vancouver Island, eight of whom are in critical care.

Since the onset of the pandemic, there have been 28,294 cases recorded, 177 deaths reported, and 1,099 hospitalizations have been recorded on Vancouver Island. The region recorded 29 deaths in January, and according to an Island Health spokesperson, five of those deaths occurred at long-term care facilities.


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