Vancouver Island adds 10 new COVID-19 cases, 148 cases reported province-wide

Vancouver Island adds 10 new COVID-19 cases, 148 cases reported province-wide
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British Columbia health officials have reported 148 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths since their last update on June 8.

The number of confirmed cases in B.C. climbs to 145,843 while the death toll climbs to 1,725.

Of the new cases, 23 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 75 were in Fraser Health, 10 were in Island Health, 32 were in Interior Health, and eight were in Northern Health.

There are currently 1,975 active cases in the province, 195 people in hospital — 47 of whom are in intensive care.

A total of 142,106 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while 3,749,758 doses of vaccine — 390,264 are second doses — have been administered province-wide. Officials noted that 74.5 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 72.4 per cent of those 12 and older have received their first dose.

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

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Island Health

After a few days of new cases hovering in the single-digit range, Vancouver Island has now gone two straight days with 10 or more reported cases.

While that may be concerning to some, Dr. RĂ©ka Gustafson, deputy provincial health officer, stressed earlier this week that although there may be some minor increases in daily case numbers, the important figure to watch is the bigger picture, particularly as more and more people get vaccinated.

“Daily fluctuations, especially in cases will be less and less meaningful,” she said on Monday. “Rather, seven days averages and long-term trends are going to be better indicators of our progress.”

Currently, there are 41 active cases on Vancouver Island, according to the latest data provided by Island Health, which is an increase of 12 cases from June 8.

Of those cases, 24 are on southern Vancouver Island, eight on central Vancouver Island, and nine are on northern Vancouver Island.

Three people are in hospital due to the coronavirus while no one is in critical care — which has been the case since June 4.

In the past 24 hours, there were 10,552 doses of vaccine administered — 657 doses of AstraZeneca, 1,680 doses of Moderna, and 8,215 doses of Pfizer — bringing the overall number of doses administered on Vancouver Island to 624,752, of which, 55,527 are second doses.

Over the course of the pandemic, the Island Health region has reported 5,096 cases, 41 deaths, 4,990 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 65 active cases. However, in a statement to CHEK News, Island Health says that their active case count (41) is reflective of the most recent available data. 

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