British Columbia health officials are reporting 437 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Friday, with the highest total of those being linked to the Island Health region.
Island Health saw more cases than any other health authority on Friday with 127 total.
Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 664 active COVID-19 cases.
In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 211 are in hospital with 72 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 2,994 active cases in British Columbia.
Since Thursday’s numbers, there have been 90 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 105 in the Fraser Health region, 127 in the Island Health region, 93 in the Interior Health region, 22 in the Northern Health region and no new cases for people who reside outside of Canada.
There were three additional deaths related to the virus in the past 24 hours, with one of those being in the Island Health region. That brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 2,381.
Also as of Friday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 222,013.
As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 8,919,000 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.
Health officials say that equates to first doses for 91.8 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 91.4 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.
In addition, 88.9 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 3,845,173 residents and 13 per cent of the population has received a third dose (562,602 people).