B.C. sees 21 COVID-19 deaths over the weekend

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Island Health reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. There are now 240 active cases, according to the health authority’s website. Of these, 173 are in the central island region; 58 are in the south and nine are in the north. 

There are 16 people hospitalized in the region and six in critical care, according to the provincial government’s COVID-19 dashboard. There were 765 tests done in Island Health in the past 24 hours.

Across the province, there are now 4,134 active cases. Over the weekend, 21 more people died from the virus. There are 289 people hospitalized in B.C., 79 of whom are in critical care, according to Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer.

B.C. has administered 138,892 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to date — 4,491 have been second doses. According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s (BC CDC) dashboard, the province still has 5,658 doses to administer.

“As you know, we are starting this month of February with a limited vaccine supply, but we hope and we have been told that we will be increasing our available supply as the month progresses,” said Henry.

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