British Columbia health officials have reported 414 new cases – including 26 in Island Health – and 16 deaths from COVID-19 since their last update on Feb. 2.
The number of confirmed cases in B.C. climbs to 68,780 while the province’s death toll now stands at 1,234.
One of the new deaths was in Island Health, according to the BCCDC.
Of the new cases, 108 were identified in Vancouver Coastal Health, 182 were in Fraser Health, 26 were in Island Health, 63 in Interior Health, 34 in Northern Health, and one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada.
There are currently 4,426 active cases in the province, 278 people in hospital — 80 of whom are in intensive care — and 7,049 people under active public health monitoring due to possible exposure to an identified case.
A total of 61,643 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19. There have been 142,146 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 6,417 of which are second doses.
There are currently 228 active cases on Vancouver Island, a decrease of 11 cases since the last update on Feb. 2, according to data available on Island Health’s website.
There are currently 54 (-4) active cases on southern Vancouver Island, 167 (-6) on central Vancouver Island and 7 (-2) on northern Vancouver Island.
Fifteen people are currently in hospital — five of whom are in critical care — and 1,423 people on Vancouver Island have recovered from COVID-19.
Over the course of the pandemic, the Island Health region has reported 1,711 cases and 20 deaths.
Southern Vancouver Island includes the Greater Victoria region, Southern Gulf Islands and the Port Renfrew area.
Central Vancouver Island includes the Cowichan Valley, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni and Tofino areas.
Northern Vancouver Island goes from the Comox Valley to Port Hardy but also includes surrounding areas like Alert Bay and Sointula.
More COVID-19 information
If there is a confirmed COVID-19 case in a school, public health contacts affected school community members directly. Regional health authorities also post-school notifications on their websites, providing the date and type of notification (outbreak, cluster or exposure) for impacted schools.
The Island Health school site can be found here.
Provincial mental health and anxiety support can be found at www.bouncebackbc.ca
Island Health’s COVID-19 data breaks down North, Central and South Island case counts and lists the number of days since any new lab-diagnosed cases. You can find the data here along with any public exposures.