Island Health records 50 new COVID-19 cases – Daily COVID-19 update

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Island Health reported another 50 COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 470. Of those, 180 are in the central island region, 253 are in the south island and 37 are in the north, according to Island Health. 

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) dashboard shows 19 people in hospital, including six in ICU. No new deaths were reported.

B.C. reported 1,168 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths since Tuesday. There are now 9,821 active cases, including 397 people hospitalized with the virus, 120 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC.

The province has administered 1,190,832 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 87,820 of which are second doses, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

“The Astra Zeneca vaccine is available for anyone 55 and over through your local pharmacy. People 64 and older and Indigenous peoples 18 and over, as well as individuals who have received a ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ letter are being invited to book through the Get Vaccinated program,” reads the statement.

Across B.C., 103,360 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 3,567 in Island Health. There are 16,304 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus. 

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