Central island region has nearly two thirds of Island Health’s active COVID-19 cases

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There are 185 active cases of COVID-19 in the Island Health region, including 14 reported over the last 24 hours. That number includes 120 in the central island region, an increase of three since yesterday, along with 35 in the south and 30 in the north. 

There were 631 COVID-19 tests done in the Island Health region in the past 24 hours.

There are twelve people hospitalized with the virus and one in ICU in the Island Health region, according to the B.C. government’s COVID-19 dashboard. No additional deaths were reported in the health region.

B.C. recorded 446 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. There are 5,045 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, down 175 since yesterday. That number includes 368 people in hospital and 72 in critical care. There were nine deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours. The province’s seven day rolling average for new cases is 561.

“To date, 62,294 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia. Our focus is to ensure we safely deliver the vaccines as quickly as possible to B.C. communities, using all available supply,” said a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

There are 7,238 people under active public health monitoring in B.C. as result of possible exposure to the virus.

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