Island Health reports 22 new COVID-19 cases

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Island Health

There are 235 active COVID-19 cases in the Island Health region, including 22 reported in the past 24 hours. That number includes 162 in the central island region, down six since yesterday, along with 64 in the south and nine in the north. No additional deaths were reported.

Twenty-two people are hospitalized with the virus and seven in ICU, according to the B.C. government’s COVID-19 dashboard. 

There were 612 COVID-19 tests completed in the past 24 hours.

Province-wide

B.C. recorded 435 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths in the last 24 hours. There are 4,393 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 241 people in hospital and 68 in critical care.

The province said health authorities have administered 155,585 COVID-19 vaccine doses, including 12,802 second doses.

“We are making progress in our efforts to push back on the COVID-19 virus and get to the days of fewer restrictions in our province,” reads a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

There are 6,879 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus, according to the statement.

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