There are 245 active COVID-19 cases in the Island Health region, including 36 reported today. That number includes 150 in the central island region, up 10 in the last 24 hours, along with 39 in the south and 56 in the north. No additional deaths were reported.
Sixteen people are hospitalized with the virus and five are in ICU, according to the B.C. government’s COVID-19 dashboard.
There were 1,015 COVID-19 tests completed in the past 24 hours.
B.C. recorded 456 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths over the last 24 hours. There are 4,668 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 237 people in hospital and 64 in critical care.
The province has administered 230,875 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 62,608 second doses.
“Vaccinating our entire population is a monumental task that must account for the diversity of our geography and our population,” reads a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.
“We must consider how to safely deliver vaccine to rural and remote communities, how to connect with seniors and elders everywhere and how to ensure the process to get immunized is as simple as possible.”