Island Health records 60 new COVID-19 cases, one death – Daily COVID-19 update

Image is a screenshot from the B.C. government COVID-19 update livestream May 3.

Island Health reported 60 new COVID-19 infections over the weekend, bringing the total number of active cases to 212. Of those, 83 are in the central island region, 111 are in the south island and 18 are in the north, according to Island Health. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) dashboard shows 15 people in hospital, including five in ICU. One new death was reported, bringing the total to 38.

B.C. reported 2,174 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths since Friday. The province has 7,327 active cases, including 474 people hospitalized with the virus, 176 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC. 

The province has administered 1,877,330 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 91,731 of which are second doses, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

“We have reached a new, encouraging point in our pandemic response. Starting today, the available vaccine will be significantly increasing and this is good news for all of us,” reads the statement. The province expects over a million vaccine doses to arrive this month and anticipates even more in June.

Across B.C., 122,518 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 4,416 in Island Health. There are 122,518 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus.

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