B.C. adds 229 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, five in Island Health

B.C. adds 229 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, five in Island Health

British Columbia health officials have reported 229 new cases and three deaths from COVID-19 since their last update on Friday.

Ninety-four of the new cases were recorded Friday to Saturday, 90 on Saturday to Sunday and 45 between Sunday and Monday.

The number of confirmed cases in B.C. climbs to 147,131  while the province’s death toll now stands at 1,743.

Of the new cases, 51 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 99 were in Fraser Health, five in Island Health, 60 in Interior Health, and  13 in Northern Health.

There are currently 1,204 active cases in the province and 108 people in hospital — 48 of whom are in intensive care.

A total of 144,153 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while 4,436,432 doses of vaccine have been administered province-wide. That amounts to 77.3 per cent of all adults in the province and 75.8 per cent of those 12 and older.

Today’s numbers were released by Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix in a written statement.

Island Health

According to Vancouver Island’s health authority, there are 29 active cases of COVID-19 in the region.

That includes 18 active cases on the South Island — a steep drop from the 39 cases reported Friday — eight on the Central Island and two on the North Island.

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, there are currently four people hospitalized in the health region, while one remains in critical care.

For vaccinations, there have been 587,334 first doses administered in the regino and 137,758 second doses for a total of 725,092 doses overall.

Editor's note: BCCDC's dashboard showed 44 active cases for Island Health on Monday, however, Island Health has previously said its active case count is reflective of the most recent available data.

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