Island Health reported 33 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total number of active cases to 229. That number includes 109 in the central island region, down three in the last 24 hours, along with 78 in the south and 42 in the north. No additional deaths were reported.
Eleven people are hospitalized with the virus and one person is in ICU, according to the B.C. government’s COVID-19 dashboard. There were 902 COVID-19 tests completed in the past 24 hours.
B.C. recorded 648 new COVID-19 cases and zero deaths over the last 24 hours. There are 5,070 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 255 people in hospital and 67 in critical care.
The province has administered 380,743 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 87,024 second doses, according a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.
“The three vaccines we have available and in use throughout B.C. are a safe and effective way to protect people around the province,” the statement reads.
“As part of our immunization surveillance activities, we follow strict protocols to identify and address any safety signals that may come up.”
B.C. confirmed 79 new variant of concern (VOC) cases, bringing the total to 717, though only 99 are active, the statement said.
“Of the total cases, 99 are active and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 667 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant, 36 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 14 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant,” it continues.