The Oceanside local health area did not record any new COVID-19 cases between May 30 and June 5. The week before it reported just one new infection, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC).
The Greater Nanaimo local health area saw four new COVID-19 cases, a significant decrease from the 22 infections recorded the previous week.
There are 49 active COVID-19 cases in the Island Health region. Of those, 10 are in the central island region, 31 are in the south island and eight are in the north, according to Island Health. The BC CDC dashboard shows two people in hospital in the region, with none in critical care. No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Island Health.
B.C. reported 153 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths since yesterday. There are now 1,910 active cases, including 176 people hospitalized with the virus, 49 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC.
B.C. has vaccinated 74.9 per cent of all adults and 72.8 per cent of those 12 and older, according to a joint media release by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.
“For 16 months, it has been your individual and collective efforts to use the layers of protection and follow all of the public health orders. Now, it is also getting fully immunized with your first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine that is making the difference,” Henry said.
The province has administered 3,823,103 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 443,562 of which are second doses, according to the release.
Across B.C., 142,314 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 4,990 in Island Health.