British Columbia health officials have reported 411 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths since their last update on May 17.
The number of confirmed cases in B.C. climbs to 140,075 while the death toll now stands at 1,650.
Of the new cases, 37 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 285 were in Fraser Health, 12 were in Island Health, 69 were in Interior Health, and eight were in Northern Health.
There are currently 4,890 active cases in the province, 380 people in hospital — 127 of whom are in intensive care.
A total of 133,383 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while more than 2.56 million doses of vaccine have been administered province-wide.
Today’s data was released as a statement to the media.
There are 170 active cases on Vancouver Island, according to the latest data available on the BCCDC’s dashboard.
Thirteen people are in hospital due to the virus, four of whom are in critical care.
Sadly, of the two new deaths reported province-wide today, one was an individual who resided within the Island Health region.
Dr. Richard Stanwick, Island Health’s chief medical health officer, told CHEK News on Tuesday the person who died was a man in his 70s.
Over the past 24 hours, a total of 7,093 doses of vaccine — 5,166 doses of Pfizer, 1,774 doses of Moderna, and 154 doses of AstraZeneca — were administered.
There were also 494 new tests for COVID-19 performed during that same time period.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 4,953 cases reported, 40 deaths, and 242 total hospitalizations on Vancouver Island.
Unfortunately, Island Health’s dashboard has not updated, meaning the most recent data regarding active cases by region on the Island is not available.
Pfizer remains the most common #COVID19 vaccine in use on Vancouver Island.
Breakdown by brand:
Pfizer = 297,227 1st doses/12,441 2nd doses
Moderna = 82,761 1st doses/10,067 2nd doses
AstraZeneca = 21,643 1st doses/12 2nd doses
— Nicholas M Pescod (@npescod) May 19, 2021