B.C. reports 165 new COVID-19 cases, 10 on Vancouver Island

B.C. reports 165 new COVID-19 cases, 10 on Vancouver Island

British Columbia health officials have reported 165 new COVID-19 cases and no new-related deaths since their last update on June 7.

The number of confirmed cases in B.C. now stands at 145,695 while the death toll remains at 1,722.

Of the new cases, 30 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 78 were in Fraser Health, 10 were in Island Health, 42 were in Interior Health, and five were in Northern Health.

There are currently 2,051 active cases in the province, 203 people in hospital — 57 of whom are in intensive care.

A total of 141,879 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while 3,685,340 doses of vaccine — 345,508 of which are second doses — have been administered province-wide.

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

Island Health

There are currently 29 active cases on Vancouver Island, according to the latest data provided by Island Health, which is unchanged from the last update on June 7.

Of the active cases, 17 are on southern Vancouver Island, eight on central Vancouver Island, and four on northern Vancouver Island.

There are three people in hospital due to the coronavirus while no one is in critical care.

In the past 24 hours, there were 10,369 doses of vaccine administered — 458 doses of AstraZeneca, 1,615 doses of Moderna, and 8,296 doses of Pfizer — bringing the total number of doses administered on Vancouver Island to 614,200.

Over the course of the pandemic, the Vancouver Island health region has reported 5,086 cases, 41 deaths, 4,981 recoveries, 249 total hospitalizations.

Southern Vancouver Island includes the Greater Victoria region, Southern Gulf Islands and the Port Renfrew area.

Central Vancouver Island includes the Cowichan Valley, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni and Tofino areas.

Northern Vancouver Island goes from the Comox Valley to Port Hardy but also includes surrounding areas like Alert Bay and Sointula.

Editor’s note: BCCDC’s dashboard shows 64 active cases. However, in a statement to CHEK News, Island Health says that their active case count (29) is reflective of the most recent available data.

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