Island Health reports 28 new COVID-19 cases

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There are 234 active cases of COVID-19 in the Island Health region, including 28 reported in the last 24 hours. That number includes 168 in the central island region, an increase of one since yesterday, along with 57 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 16 people hospitalized with the virus and five in ICU, according to the B.C. government’s COVID-19 dashboard.

There were 1,542 COVID-19 tests done in the in the past 24 hours.

Province-wide

B.C. recorded 465 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths over the last 24 hours. There are 4,447 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, up 21 since yesterday. That number includes 257 people in hospital and 76 in critical care.

The province said health authorities have administered 145,567 COVID-19 vaccine doses, including 8,097 second doses.

“Our curve is slowly moving downward. With each day we keep our wall strong and show compassion and kindness to those around us, we can keep the trend going,” reads a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

There are 6,943 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus, according to the statement.

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