Nearly 1,000 new COVID cases reported in B.C. over three-day period

Nearly 1,000 new COVID cases reported in B.C. over three-day period

British Columbia health officials are reporting 997 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province over the last 72 hours with 204 linked to the Island Health region.

The province says that there were 385 new cases reported between March 4 and 5, 327 new cases between Mar. 5 and 6 and 285 new cases reported between Mar. 5 and 6.

In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 449 are in hospital with 63 people in critical care as a result of the virus.

Since last week’s numbers, there have been 209 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 263 in the Fraser Health region, 204 in the Island Health region, 242 in the Interior Health region, 79 in the Northern Health region and zero new cases for people who reside outside of Canada.

There have been 11 additional deaths related to the virus in the past 72 hours, one of which was located in the Island Health region. That brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 2,914.

Also as of Monday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 350,941.

As for the Province’s total vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 11,379,437 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.

Health officials say that equates to first doses for 93.7 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 93.3 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.

In addition, 91.2 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 3,946,098 residents and 58.1 per cent of the population has received a third dose (2,514,841 people).

Editor’s note: B.C. has abandoned providing data about active cases and access to testing has been limited throughout much of the pandemic.


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