British Columbia health officials have reported 145 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths since their last update on June 25.
From Friday to Saturday there were 57 new cases, between Saturday and Sunday there were 15 new cases identified and over the past 24 hours there were 38 new cases.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, said during a live update on Monday that due to a “data correction” the province’s overall total only increased by 130 new cases.
The number of confirmed cases in B.C. is now 147,549 at while the death toll climbs to 1,754.
One of the individuals who passed away was someone in their 20s, while another person was in their 60s and the remaining three were people in their 70s, according to Henry.
Of the new cases, 48 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 68 were in Fraser Health, one was in Island Health, 26 were in Interior Health. There were no new cases reported in Northern Health.
There are currently 930 active cases in the province, 107 people in hospital — 37 of whom are in intensive care.
A total of people 144,848 in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while 78.1 per cent of all adults in the province have received their first dose of vaccine.
During Monday’s update, Henry acknowledged that a number of vaccination clinics had to close due to the extreme heat.
“I know a number of clinics had to be moved so they could protect the workers from the heat and the people who are coming into the clinic,” she said.
However, despite many people having their appointments cancelled, Henry said the majority of all scheduled vaccination appointments were completed over the weekend.
“I know a number of people had to be moved, but despite the challenge, over 95 per cent of all the appointments were completed as scheduled on the weekend,” she said.
Henry stressed that public health workers are “working as fast as they can” to rebook individuals who had their appointments cancelled due to the heat.
Monday’s announcement is the first from officials since Friday, when they reported 72 new cases in British Columbia, including four within Island Health.
Currently, there are 19 active cases, five people in hospital — three of whom are in critical care — on Vancouver Island.
When it comes to active cases, there are five in the South Island, 13 in Central Island, and just one case in the North Island.
There were 30,823 doses of vaccine administered — a figure includes 347 doses of AstraZeneca, 12,805 doses of Moderna and 18,362 doses of Pfizer — on Vancouver Island over the weekend even as multiple clinics were forced to close due to extreme heat.
A total of 800,385 doses of vaccine have been administered Island-wide, of which, 203,804 are second doses.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 5,156 cases identified, 41 deaths, 253 hospitalizations and 5,086 recoveries in the Island Health region.