Active COVID-19 cases continue to drop in central island region

Photo courtesy of B.C. government.

There are 76 active cases of COVID-19 in the Island Health region, including four reported today. That number includes 34 in the central island region, a decrease of two since yesterday, along with 24 in the south and 18 in the north. 

There are five people hospitalized with the virus and four in ICU in Island Health, according to the B.C. government’s COVID-19 dashboard.

“Yesterday, 806 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were given to B.C. front-line health-care workers, for a total of 1,215 doses to date,” said a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

“Starting next week, the province will receive weekly vaccine deliveries for clinics in every health region across the province.”

Across B.C., 673 new cases were reported in the last 24-hours. There are 10,009 active cases of COVID-19 in the province — up 59 since yesterday. That number includes 358 people in hospital and 93 in critical care. There were 21 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24-hours. The province’s seven day rolling average for new cases is 674.

Currently 10,388 people are under active public health monitoring in B.C. as a result of exposure to the virus.

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