183 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths reported in Island Health over the weekend

183 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths reported in Island Health over the weekend

Half of all COVID-related deaths recorded over the weekend were in Island Health.

On Monday, British Columbia health officials reported 1,270 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths over the weekend, with eight of those deaths occurring in Island Health.

There were also 183 new cases identified in Island Health over the weekend, bringing the region’s death toll to 115, with 74 deaths being recorded since Aug. 17. Meanwhile, the remaining deaths were recorded in Fraser Health (one), Vancouver Coastal (two), and Northern Health (three).

The number of confirmed cases in B.C. is now at 213,020 while the death toll climbs to 2,273.

Daily case breakdown:

Nov. 12-13: 502 new cases
Nov. 13-14: 387 new cases
Nov. 14-15: 381 new cases

There are currently 3,837 active cases in the province, 376 people in hospital — 116 of whom are in intensive care.

In addition to the 183 cases in Island Health, there were 417 new cases in Fraser Health, 275 in Interior Health, 274 in Northern Health, and 121 in Vancouver Coastal Health.

Furthermore, a total of 206,665 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while 8,441,045 doses of vaccine have been administered province-wide.

When it comes to active cases on Vancouver Island, provincial officials, in a press release, said there were 576. However, Island Health’s dashboard shows there being 468 active cases — 116 in North Island, 258 in Central Island, and 94 in the South Island.

Over the weekend, Island Health announced that one patient and one staff member at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s Transitional Care Unit have tested positive for COVID-19 since their last update on Nov. 9, bringing the total number of cases linked to the outbreak at the unit to 14 patients and three staff members.

There have been a total of 11,831 cases reported, 11,107 recoveries recorded, 627 people hospitalized and 1,402,855 doses of vaccine administered in the Island Health region since the pandemic began.

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