Estimated 451 new COVID-19 cases reported on Vancouver Island, 2 deaths

Estimated 451 new COVID-19 cases reported on Vancouver Island, 2 deaths
B.C. health officials say the number of new cases reported on Wednesday are provisional due to a

B.C. health officials reported six COVID-related deaths, including two linked to Vancouver Island, and an estimated 2,859 new infections Wednesday.

Of the new cases, 451 were identified in the Island Health region.

In a statement to the media, health officials note that the number of new cases are provisional at this point due to data delays.

“The numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed,” the statement reads.

There are currently 36,641 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 4,245 in the Island Health region, while a total of 500 individuals are currently in hospital, 102 of whom are in intensive care.

The province’s death toll now stands at 2,455 while the total number of reported infections climbs to an estimated 288,939 cases.

According to Island Health’s dashboard, there are 65 people currently in hospital, 11 of whom are in critical care. The region has recorded 23,039 cases, 17,669 recoveries, 149 deaths and administered 1,666,725 doses of vaccine since the onset of the pandemic in 2020.

Editor’s note: The number of new cases and active cases in B.C. is likely much higher than what has been reported as Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, has previously said figures are often four to five times higher than what is announced. Hospitalization figures are not broken down by who went into hospital with COVID-19 and who became infected with the virus while at the hospital. 


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