Island Health reported another 35 COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 307. Of those, 84 are in the central island region, 188 are in the south island and 35 are in the north, according to Island Health. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) dashboard shows 31 people in hospital, including four in ICU. No new deaths were reported.
Island Health said it identified two additional cases connected to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s COVID-19 outbreak, where six patients and one staff member have been infected.
B.C. reported 862 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths since yesterday. There are now 8,906 active cases, including 483 people hospitalized with the virus, 163 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC.
The province did not update its variant of concern (VOC) numbers today.
The province has administered 1,456,946 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 88,335 of which are second doses, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.
People aged 40 and up are eligible to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at their local pharmacy, the statement said.
Across B.C., 111,039 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 3,982 in Island Health. There are 13,135 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus.