Nine new COVID-19 cases reported in Island Health over the weekend

Adrian Dix, health minister, provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in B.C. on June 3, 2021. || B.C. government photo
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There were nine new COVID-19 cases reported in Island Health over the weekend — the region now has 29 active cases. Of these, eight are in the central island, 19 are in the south and two are in the north, according to Island Health’s COVID-19 dashboard. There are three people hospitalized in the health region — none in ICU, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC). No new deaths were reported in Island Health.

Across the province there were 481 new cases reported over the weekend and there are now 2,102 active cases, according to Dr. Réka Gustafson, deputy provincial health officer. There are 199 people hospitalized with the virus, 63 of whom are in critical care. Gustafson said 12 more people died from COVID-19 over the weekend in B.C.

The province has administered 3,635,795 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 314,246 of these were second doses, Gustafson said. Nearly three quarters of adults in B.C. have received their first dose. About 146,000 vaccine doses were administered over the past three days, according to Adrian Dix, minister of health. 

“We are on a good path to get back to work, to school and university, to seeing friends, to travelling. Resuming the connections that are so important to all of us,” Gustafson said. 

Across B.C., 141,663 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 4,979 in Island Health.

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