Island Health records 29 new COVID-19 cases

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There are 239 active cases of COVID-19 in the Island Health region, including 29 reported in the last 24 hours. That number includes 175 in the central island region, an increase of two since yesterday, along with 55 in the south and nine in the north. No additional deaths were reported. Island Health’s seven day rolling case average is 29.

There are 17 people hospitalized with the virus and six in ICU, according to the B.C. government’s COVID-19 dashboard.

There were 1,188 COVID-19 tests done in the in the past 24 hours.

Province-wide

B.C. recorded 429 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths over the last 24 hours. There are 4,542 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, up 408 since yesterday. That number includes 294 people in hospital and 82 in critical care.

“We’re seeing an encouraging trend in our COVID-19 curve. The efforts you are making, combined with the immunization of our long-term care residents and workers, are making a difference,” reads a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

The province said health authorities have administered 140,452 COVID-19 vaccine doses, including 5,097 second doses.

There are 7,080 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus, according to the statement.

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