British Columbia health officials reported 89 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province on Thursday, with three linked to the Island Health region.
Within the Island Health region, there is currently a total of 18 active COVID-19 cases.
In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 53 are in hospital with 15 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 781 active cases in British Columbia.
Since Wednesday’s numbers, there have been 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 30 in the Fraser Health region, three in the Island Health region, 37 in the Interior Health region, one in the Northern Health region and no case of a person who resides outside of Canada.
There were no additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday. This keeps the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 1,763.
Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 148,730.
As for the Province’s vaccination program, B.C. has now administered a total of 6,361,627 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.
Health officials say that equates to first doses for 81.2 per cent of all eligible adult British Columbians and 80.2 per cent of all eligible people 12 and older.
In addition, 60.2 per cent of all eligible adults have received their second dose, totalling 2,605,052 residents.
Island Health has yet to release the breakdown of active cases on Vancouver Island for July 22.