218 new COVID-19 cases reported in Island Health over the weekend, no deaths

218 new COVID-19 cases reported in Island Health over the weekend, no deaths

British Columbia health officials on Monday reported 1,986 new COVID-19 cases — including 218 in Island Health — and 10 new deaths over the weekend.

None of the new deaths were recorded in the Island Health region.

The number of confirmed cases in B.C. is now at 189,680 while the death toll climbs to 1,983.

Daily case breakdown:

Oct. 1-2: 617 new cases
Oct. 2-3: 707 new cases
Oct. 3-4: 662 new cases

There are currently 5,986 active cases in the province and 326 people in hospital — 142 of whom are in intensive care. The provincial government says there are 640 active cases in the Island Health region.

In addition to the 218 cases recorded in Island Health over the weekend, there were 226 cases recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 782 in Fraser Health, 414 in Interior Health, and 346 in Northern Health.

A total of 181,304 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while 7,884,070 doses of vaccine have been administered province-wide.

Today’s data was released as a statement to the media.

Island Health

According to the latest update from Island Health, there are 597 active cases — 45 in North Island, 240 in Central Island, and 312 in South Island — currently on Vancouver Island.

Thirty-seven people in the region are currently in hospital with COVID-19, 25 of whom are in critical care.

There have been a total of 157 new cases have been identified in those ages 30 to 39 since Sept. 27, the most of any age cohort on Vancouver Island during that time. In the 20-29 cohort, there were 137 cases recorded, the second-highest figure during the same period. A total of 126 cases were recorded in those 10 and under during the same period, the third-most of any age group on the Island.

Over the weekend, there were 4,614 doses of vaccine administered on Vancouver Island, according to the BCCDC’s dashboard. Of those doses, 104 were AstraZeneca, 2,577 were Moderna and 1,933 doses were Pfizer. Meanwhile, a total of 1,311,799 vaccine doses — 632,626 are second doses and 1,058 are listed as “other” doses — have been administered on Vancouver Island. This includes 33,916 doses of AstraZeneca, 358,278 doses of Moderna, and 919,605 doses of Pfizer.

Since the onset of the pandemic, there have been 8,932 cases reported, 70 deaths, 416 total hospitalizations, and 8,129 recoveries recorded on Vancouver Island.

Editor’s note: The BCCDC lists the active case count for Vancouver Island at 640, which is 43 more active cases than what Island Health has reported. There are often discrepancies between the figures due to “differences in reporting” timeframes between the two agencies.

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