British Columbia health officials on Monday reported 267 new COVID-19 cases — including 18 linked to the Island Health region — and one new death since their last update on July 23.
The number of confirmed cases in B.C. is now 149,109 at while the death toll climbs to 1,768.
Of the new cases, were recorded in 41 Vancouver Coastal Health, 48 were in Fraser Health, 18 were in Island Health, 155 were in Interior Health, and five were in Northern Health.
There are currently 695 active cases in the province, 43 people in hospital — 17 of whom are in intensive care.
A total of 146,636 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while 3,736,651 doses of vaccine have been administered province-wide.
Today’s data was released as a statement to the media.
There were 25,778 doses of vaccine administered — 31 were AstraZeneca, 5,150 were Moderna and 20,597 doses were Pfizer — on Vancouver Island over the weekend, bringing the total number of doses administered within Island Health to 1,078,678, with 42 per cent (457,283) being second doses.
Out of all six health authorities in British Columbia, Island Health has the second-lowest percentage of second doses administered, at 42 per cent. Only Vancouver Coastal Health has a lower figure at 41 per cent. It’s worth mentioning that Northern Health beats out Island Health by less than 1 per cent.
However, Island Health is one of only three health authorities — the others being Fraser and Vancouver Coastal — to have administered more than one million doses of vaccine.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 5,226 cases reported, 41 deaths, 257 total hospitalizations, and 5,152 recoveries recorded on Vancouver Island.
Editor’s Note: For the first time in weeks, Island Health’s active case data appears to matches the active case data provided by the BCCDC. The two agencies often have wildly different active figures. For consistency, CHEK has been and continues to use Island Health’s data regarding active cases.