British Columbia is reporting 59 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province over the past day with seven linked to the Island Health region.
On Vancouver Island, there are currently 22 total active cases of COVID-19.
Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 74 are in hospital with 19 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 649 active cases in British Columbia.
Since Wednesday’s numbers, there have been 10 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 21 in the Fraser Health region, seven in the Island Health region, 19 in the Interior Health region and two in the Northern Health region.
There was one additional death related to the virus on Thursday, which was in the Interior Health region. This brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 1,760.
Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 147,915.
Health officials say that 78.4 per cent of all eligible British Columbians 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which totals 3,635,811 residents.
In addition, 40 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older have received their second dose, totalling 1,854,387 residents.
Since December 2020, the Province has administered 5,497,150 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.