Island Health reports 27 new COVID-19 cases

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Island Health

There are 230 active COVID-19 cases in the Island Health region, including 27 reported in the past 24 hours. That number includes 157 in the central island region, down five since yesterday, along with 62 in the south and 11 in the north. No additional deaths were reported.

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

There were 928 COVID-19 tests completed in the past 24 hours.

Province-wide

B.C. recorded 469 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths in the last 24 hours. There are 4,305 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 230 people in hospital and 66 in critical care.

The province said health authorities have administered 157,797 COVID-19 vaccine doses, including 14,316 second doses.

“The risks from COVID-19 remain high for all of us, especially with the variants of concern, which is why staying in our local community and avoiding any unnecessary travel is so important right now,” reads a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

There are 6,820 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus, according to the statement.

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