Island Health reported 27 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 263. Of those, 74 are in the central island region, 170 are in the south island and 19 are in the north, according to Island Health. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) dashboard shows 28 people in hospital, including six in ICU. No new deaths were reported.
B.C. reported 799 new COVID-19 cases and zero deaths since yesterday. There are now 8,089 active cases, including 500 people hospitalized with the virus, 164 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC.
The province has administered 1,671,128 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 89,457 of which are second doses, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.
People 59 and up can now book vaccine appointments, according to the province.
“We encourage you to do that right away. Our worker program continues with targeted clinics underway. This program will be further expanded as significantly more vaccine starts to arrive in our province next week,” reads the statement.
Across B.C., 117,150 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 4,211 in Island Health. There are 11,792 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus.