Island Health reports 101 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

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Island Health

There are 213 active COVID-19 cases in the Island Health region, including 101 reported since Friday. That number includes 133 in the central island region, up 37 since Friday, along with 38 in the south and 42 in the north. One additional death was reported.

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

There were 684 COVID-19 tests completed in the past 24 hours.

Province-wide

B.C. recorded 1,428 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths over the weekend. There are 4,560 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 223 people in hospital and 63 in critical care.

The province has administered 218,726 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 55,057 second doses, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

Health authorities have identified 101 cases of variants of concern, including 81 of the UK variant and 20 of the South African. Only four of the cases are active, the statement said.

“No matter what the variant, COVID-19 can spread before someone has any symptoms of illness. This is what makes breaking the chain of transmission difficult and what makes our individual actions all the more important,” it reads.

There are 7,768 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus, according to the statement.

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