Over 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Island Health

Over 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Island Health
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British Columbia health officials have reported 465 new cases – including 21 in Island Health – and 12 deaths from COVID-19.

British Columbia health officials have reported 465 new cases – including 21 in Island Health – and 12 deaths from COVID-19.

The total number of confirmed cases in B.C. now stands at 61,912 while province’s death toll has climbed to 1,090.

Of the new cases, 83 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health,  262 were in Fraser Health, 21 in Island Health, 61 in Interior Health, and 32 in Northern Health. There were also six new cases identified in people who normally reside outside of Canada.

There are currently 4,331 active cases in the province, 329 people in hospital — 70 of whom are in intensive care — and 6,864 people under active public health monitoring due to possible exposure to an identified case.

A total of  55,099 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while 92,369 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered province-wide.

Today’s data was released in a statement by health officials.

Island Health

Despite provincial health officials indicating that there were 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Vancouver Island over the past 24 hours, the latest numbers from Island Health show the number is actually higher.

According to Island Health, there were 30 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Vancouver Island in the past 24 hours.

There there are currently 187 active cases on Vancouver Island, an increase of 10 cases since the province’s last update on Jan. 18.

There are currently 29 active cases on southern Vancouver Island, 134 on central Vancouver Island and 24 on northern Vancouver Island.

Over the course of the pandemic, a total of 1,306 cases of the virus have been reported in Island Health.

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.

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