Nearly 77 per cent of B.C. adults have been immunized as health officials announce 120 new COVID-19 cases

Nearly 77 per cent of B.C. adults have been immunized as health officials announce 120 new COVID-19 cases
Province of BC

British Columbia is reporting 120 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province with one additional death in that span.

Of the 120 new cases, 5 are linked to the Island Health region.

Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 131 are in hospital with 44 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 1,451 active cases in British Columbia.

Since Wednesday’s numbers, there have been 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 53 in the Fraser Health region, 5 in the Island Health region, 43 in the Interior Health region, 5 in the Northern Health region and one new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There was one additional death related to the virus on Thursday. This brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 1,739.

Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 146,794.

Health officials also said, to date, 4,231,871 doses of all three COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the province, 768,008 of which are second doses.

Invitations are going out to thousands of residents each day in order to book their appointments for second doses, according to Dr. Henry.

“Getting two doses of the vaccine is important for all the vaccines that we have here in the province and we encourage everybody to get that second dose as soon as it’s available to you.”

B.C. health officials say that 76.5 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 74.8 per cent of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Island Health

According to the latest data provided by Island Health, there are currently 55 active cases on Vancouver Island.

Of the active cases, 40 are on southern Vancouver Island, 7 on central Vancouver Island and 8 on northern Vancouver Island.

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.

Over the course of the pandemic, the Island Health region has reported 5127 cases.


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