There are 228 active cases of COVID-19 in the Island Health region, including 24 reported in the last 24 hours. That number includes 167 in the central island region, a decrease of eight since yesterday, along with 54 in the south and seven in the north. One additional death was reported, bringing the total to 20. Island Health’s seven day rolling case average is 22.
There are 15 people hospitalized with the virus and five in ICU, according to the B.C. government’s COVID-19 dashboard. There were 381 COVID-19 tests done in the in the past 24 hours.
B.C. recorded 414 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths over the last 24 hours. There are 4,426 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, down 116 since yesterday. That number includes 278 people in hospital and 80 in critical care.
The province said health authorities have administered 142,146 COVID-19 vaccine doses, including 6,417 second doses.
“Until the COVID-19 vaccines are available for all of us, let’s choose less and choose small. This is the path to get to the brighter days ahead,” reads a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.
There are 7,049 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus, according to the statement.