Island Health reports 28 new COVID-19 cases — central island region continues to see rise in active cases

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There are 142 active cases of COVID-19 in the Island Health region, including 28 reported over the last 24 hours. That number includes 55 in the central island region, an increase of 15 since yesterday, along with 58 in the south and 29 in the north. There were 1,005 COVID-19 tests done in the Island Health region in the past 24 hours.

There are nine people hospitalized with the virus and two in ICU in the Island Health region, according to the B.C. government’s COVID-19 dashboard. No new virus related deaths were confirmed in the health region.

B.C. recorded 625 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24-hours. There are 6,343 active cases of COVID-19 in the province — down 129 since yesterday. That number includes 381 people in hospital and 78 in critical care. There were eight deaths from COVID-19 since since yesterday. The province’s seven day rolling average for new cases is 564.

B.C. has vaccinated 33,665 people for COVID-19 so far, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health. 

“Our focus is to ensure we safely deliver the vaccines as quickly as possible to communities across the province, using all available supply,” the statement said.

There are 8,719 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus, according to the provincial government.

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