Three new COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island as daily mark in B.C. stays below 200

Three new COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island as daily mark in B.C. stays below 200
Province of BC

British Columbia is reporting 183 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province with one additional death in that span.

Of the 183 new cases, three are linked to the Island Health region.

Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 224 are in hospital – zero change from June 4 – with 59 people in critical care as a result of the virus (a decrease of 3). There are currently 2,453 active cases in British Columbia

Since Thursday’s numbers, there have been 40 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 101 in the Fraser Health region, three in the Island Health region, 30 in the Interior Health region, nine in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There were one additional death related to the virus on Friday. This brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 1,710.

Also as of Friday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 145,049.

Health officials also said, to date, 3,488,884 doses of all three COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the province, 256,725 of which are second doses.

B.C. health officials say that 72.4% of all adults in B.C. and 69.6% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“Our goal is to get as many people as possible fully vaccinated with their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as we can. This is what will help us control the spread of the virus in our communities,” reads a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

“We are grateful for the many people in every part of our province who have stepped forward without pause to get their first, and now their second, dose. Demand for vaccine is high, and this is very good for all of us.

Health officials are encouraging residents of B.C. to make registering and booking for both doses a priority.

Island Health

According to the latest data provided by Island Health, there are currently 36 active cases on Vancouver Island.

Of the active cases, 18 are on southern Vancouver Island, 14 on central Vancouver Island and 4 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 5,040 cases.

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