More than 20 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on Vancouver Island in the past 24 hours.
On Tuesday, B.C. health officials reported 435 new cases and four COVID-related deaths since their last update on Feb. 9.
The total number of cases in B.C. climbs to 71,387 while the death toll now stands at 1,263.
There are currently 4,393 active cases in the province, 241 people in hospital — 68 of whom are in intensive care — and 6,879 people under active public health monitoring due to possible exposure to an identified case.
Of the new cases, 107 were in Vancouver Coastal, 221 were in Fraser Health, 23 were in Island Health region, 47 were in Interior Health, and 37 were in Northern Health.
On a positive note, 65,618 people who tested positive have recovered while 155,585 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C.
Today’s figures came via a statement released to the media.
According to the latest data provided by Island Health, there are currently 235 active cases on Vancouver Island, a decrease of five cases since the last update on Feb. 8.
Of the active cases, 64 (+1) are on southern Vancouver Island, 162 (-6) on central Vancouver Island and nine (unchanged) on northern Vancouver Island.
There are currently 22 people on the Island in hospital, seven of whom are in critical care.
Over the course of the pandemic, the Island Health region has recorded 1,892 cases, 20 deaths and 1,599 recoveries.