B.C. health officials Wednesday reported 430 new COVID-19 cases, including 47 linked to Vancouver Island, and six deaths since their last update on Nov. 2.
One of the deaths recorded in the past 24 hours was in the Island Health region. There have been a total of 97 deaths in the region since the onset of the pandemic and 55 since Aug. 17.
The number of confirmed cases in B.C. is now at 206,284 while the death toll climbs to 2,181.
Wednesday’s figures bring the total number of confirmed cases in B.C. to 207,120 while the death toll climbs to 2,192.
There are 4,373 active cases in the B.C., including 632 active cases in the Island Health region. However, Island Health’s dashboard shows 524 active cases — 62 in North Island, 339 in Central Island, and 123 in South Island. There are often discrepancies between the figures due to “differences in reporting” timeframes between the two agencies.
The current number of people in the hospital was not provided by health officials because of what the province describes as a data error.
“Due to a data error, the number of people in hospital has not been included in today’s report and will be provided tomorrow,” the province said in its release.
However, there are 137 people currently in intensive care.
Since the onset of the pandemic, a total of 200,220 recoveries have been reported in British Columbia and 8,278,198 doses of vaccine administered province-wide.
Editor’s note: The BCCDC’s dashboard has not been updated since Oct. 29, meaning information about hospitalizations, vaccination and other vital data related to the Island Health region is not available. CHEK News has reached out to the Ministry of Health for this information and for an explanation about why the dashboard has not updated Since late October.