B.C. adds 123 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, Island vaccinations near one million mark

B.C. adds 123 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, Island vaccinations near one million mark
British Columbia health officials have reported 123 new COVID-19 cases.

Five new cases of the novel coronavirus were identified on Vancouver Island over the weekend.

On Monday, British Columbia health officials reported 123 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths from the virus since their last update on July 9.

Between July 9-10 there were 46 new cases, from July 10 to 11 there 47 new cases, and from July 11-12 there were 30 new cases identified.

However, the daily totals from the weekend are provisional “due to a delayed data refresh” and will be “verified once confirmed,” according to provincial health officials.

The total number of cases identified in British Columbia now stands at 148,154 while the province’s death toll remains unchanged at 1,760.

Of the new cases, 38 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 38 were in Fraser Health, five were in Island Health, and 42 were in Interior Health. There were no new cases recorded in the Northern Health region or in anyone who normally resides outside of Canada.

There are currently 658 active cases in the province, 66 people in hospital — 14 of whom are in intensive care.

A total of 145,722 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while 5,741,691 doses of vaccine have been administered province-wide.

According to provincial health officials, nearly 80 per cent of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, while 47.7 per cent have received their second dose.

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

Island Health

There are 21 active cases and two people currently in hospital, one of whom is in critical care, on Vancouver Island.

Over the weekend, there were 27,166 doses of vaccine administered on Vancouver Island. Of the doses administered, 222 were AstraZeneca, 7,236 were Moderna and 19,708 doses were Pfizer.

When it comes to vaccines, Vancouver Island is approaching another milestone, as nearly 950,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered within the Island Health region since the province’s mass vaccination program got underway.

And just how many of those are second doses? Well, according to the BCCDC’s website, 35 per cent of all doses (331,094 to be exact) administered on the Island are second doses.

That’s slightly higher than the Vancouver Coastal Health region, but also slightly behind Northern, Fraser and Interior health regions.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 5,180 cases reported, 41 deaths, and 255 total hospitalizations, 5,117 recoveries recorded on Vancouver Island.

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