B.C. passes one million COVID-19 vaccination doses – Daily COVID-19 update

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer. || B.C. government photo
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Island Health reported 50 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 508. Of those, 212 are in the central island region, 270 are in the south island and 26 are in the north, according to Island Health. The BC CDC dashboard shows 19 people are in hospital, including four in ICU. No new deaths were reported today.

B.C. reported 1,262 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths over the last 24 hours. There are now 9,574 active cases, including 332 people hospitalized with the virus, 102 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC.

The province has confirmed 4,111 variant of concern (VOC) cases in B.C., though only 105 are considered active. 

“This includes 3,082 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant, 55 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 974 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant,” reads a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

The province has administered 1,025,019 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 87,606 of which are second doses, according to the statement.

Seniors 65 and older, Indigenous people over 18 and clinically extremely vulnerable people who have received a letter can now book vaccine appointments.

Across B.C., 98,336 people have recovered from COVID-19. There are 15,673 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus.

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