British Columbia health officials on Friday reported 692 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths since their last update on Feb. 17.
The number of confirmed cases reported by officials in B.C. is now at 343,631 while the death toll climbs to 2,786.
One of the new deaths was in Island Health, bringing the region’s death toll for the week to six.
Of the new cases, 105 were in Island Health, 75 were in Vancouver Coastal Health, 157 were in Fraser Health, 217 were in Interior Health, and 138 were in Northern Health.
There are a total of 733 people in hospital (down 11 people from yesterday) — 113 of whom are in intensive care, which is down seven from the previous day.
B.C. no longer reports active cases in health authority regions.
Meanwhile, new data from the B.C. government shows that between Feb. 3 and Feb. 16, unvaccinated people accounted for the majority of hospitalizations per 100,000 after adjusting for age, compared to those who were vaccinated. The rate of hospitalizations for the unvaccinated during that time was 65 per 100,000 while the rate of hospitalization for vaccinated individuals was 12.3 per 100,000, according to the province.
Editor’s note: B.C. no longer reports active cases in health authority regions.