There are 270 active COVID-19 cases in the Island Health region, including 27 reported today. That number includes 161 in the central island region, down by nine in the last 24 hours, along with 41 in the south and 68 in the north. No additional deaths were reported.
Sixteen people are hospitalized with the virus and one person is in ICU, according to the B.C. government’s COVID-19 dashboard. There were 1,123 COVID-19 tests completed in the past 24 hours.
B.C. recorded 542 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths over the last 24 hours. There are 4,654 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 246 people in hospital and 64 in critical care.
The province has administered 289,809 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 86,616 second doses, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.
B.C. confirmed 18 new variant of concern cases, bringing the total to 200.
“Of the total cases, 11 are active and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 176 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant and 24 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant,” the statement reads.