B.C marks one year since first confirmed COVID-19 case — 4,299 active cases today

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Island Health now has 204 active cases of COVID-19, according to the health authority’s website. Of these, 153 are in the central island region, 37 are in the south and 14 are in the north. 

There are 16 people hospitalized in the health region, according to the B.C. government COVID-19 dashboard — four of whom are in critical care.

Across the province there are a total of 4,299 active cases and 303 people hospitalized, 74 in critical care. B.C. reported four additional deaths in the past 24 hours.

It has been one year since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the province.

“The impact has been severe; people have become seriously ill and died, our lives have been disrupted and health-care workers everywhere have faced challenges at a scale never experienced before,” reads a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

To date, 124,365 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered — 4,160 of them second doses, according to the statement.

There are currently 6,520 people under public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus.

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